Historical Events in 1933

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2 Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
  • Jan 2 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • Jan 3 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • Jan 5 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • Jan 5 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

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Jan 6 Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 7 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 12 US Congress recognize independence Philippines
  • Jan 12 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • Jan 16 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
  • Jan 17 Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
  • Jan 18 White Sands National Monument, NM established
  • Jan 23 20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January
  • Jan 24 Noel Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • Jan 28 French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • Jan 28 German government of Von Schleicher falls
  • Jan 28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, gradually it is accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia

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Jan 30 President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jan 30 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • Jan 30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • Jan 30 26th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats COral McInnes Buttsworth (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 30 26th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Keith Gledhill (2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Jan 31 French government of Daladier takes power
  • Jan 31 Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
  • Feb 1 Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • Feb 1 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • Feb 1 German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
  • Feb 2 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the Reichstag (Parliament)

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Feb 2 Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Feb 2 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 3 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 3 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
  • Feb 3 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • Feb 4 -Feb 10] Crew of Dutch "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts

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Feb 4 German President Paul von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Feb 5 Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
  • Feb 6 -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
  • Feb 6 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo
  • Feb 6 German President Paul von Hindenburg and Franz von Papen end the Prussian parliament
  • Feb 7 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
  • Feb 7 Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • Feb 8 -23°F (-31°C), Seminole, Texas (state record)
  • Feb 8 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
  • Feb 9 -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • Feb 10 -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
  • Feb 10 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • Feb 10 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
  • Feb 10 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
  • Feb 10 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
  • Feb 12 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • Feb 15 Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

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Feb 15 President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 15 Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
  • Feb 16 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
  • Feb 16 England regains the Ashes, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • Feb 17 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
  • Feb 17 Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
  • Feb 17 US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
  • Feb 19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • Feb 20 Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
  • Feb 20 House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
  • Feb 20 Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 24 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
  • Feb 24 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
  • Feb 25 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
  • Feb 25 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • Feb 25 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • Feb 26 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Feb 26 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
  • Feb 27 The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; it was set by the Nazis, who blamed it on Communists
  • Feb 27 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 28 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • Feb 28 German President Paul von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
  • Feb 28 Adolf Hitler bans German Communist Party (KPD)
  • Mar 1 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
  • Mar 2 "King Kong" starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
  • Mar 2 Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
  • Mar 3 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
  • Mar 3 Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • Mar 3 NYC premiere of "King Kong" starring Fay Wray
  • Mar 4 Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Mar 4 Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
  • Mar 4 Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 4 Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • Mar 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
  • Mar 4 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Mar 5 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 5 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • Mar 6 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
  • Mar 6 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • Mar 7 Game of "Monopoly" invented
  • Mar 9 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • Mar 9 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 10 Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
  • Mar 10 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • Mar 12 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
  • Mar 13 American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

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Mar 13 Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Mar 14 Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
  • Mar 15 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
  • Mar 16 Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as president of Bank of Germany
  • Mar 18 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • Mar 18 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 20 Dachau, 1st Nazi concentration camp, completed
  • Mar 21 Hitler, Goering, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
  • Mar 22 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
  • Mar 23 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
  • Mar 23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • Mar 24 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 24 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • Mar 27 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
  • Mar 27 Japan leaves League of Nations
  • Mar 27 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
  • Mar 28 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
  • Mar 28 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Mar 31 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga)
  • Mar 31 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Mar 31 German Republic gives power to Hitler
  • Apr 1 Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
  • Apr 1 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
  • Apr 1 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 3 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror
  • Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia
  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 19 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
  • Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard
  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 24 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • Apr 25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • Apr 25 US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • May 2 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
  • May 3 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
  • May 6 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • May 6 Italy & USSR sign trade agreement

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May 8 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • May 9 Spanish anarchists call for general strike
  • May 10 Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms
  • May 10 Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
  • May 10 Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
  • May 10 Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
  • May 12 Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers
  • May 13 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • May 15 1st voice amplification system to be used in US Senate
  • May 16 Cecil Travis becomes 1st player to get 5 hits in his 1st game
  • May 17 Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • May 18 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
  • May 18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • May 21 Mount Davidson Cross, San Francisco, lit by FDR via telegraph
  • May 22 Loch Ness Monster is reportably 1st sighted by John Mackay
  • May 22 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
  • May 24 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Preludes premieres in Moscow
  • May 26 2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms
  • May 26 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • May 27 Austrian communist party banned
  • May 27 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • May 27 Federal Securities Act signed
  • May 27 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • May 27 Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
  • May 30 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
  • Jun 2 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
  • Jun 2 WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air
  • Jun 3 A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yanks score 10 in 5th & win 17-11
  • Jun 3 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
  • Jun 5 Gold standard abolished
  • Jun 5 38th Men's French Championships: Jack Crawford beats Henri Cochet (8-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 5 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Jun 6 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
  • Jun 6 US Employment Service created

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Jun 7 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jun 8 A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive HRs
  • Jun 9 Spanish president Zamora takes power

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Jun 9 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jun 10 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • Jun 10 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

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Jun 10 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • Jun 10 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Park flip their car into a ravine, and Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life
  • Jun 12 Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)