Historical Events in March 1933

  • 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

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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"

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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

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Mar 16 Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as president of Bank of Germany

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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