May 1933 in History

Events in History

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May 2 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • May 3 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
  • 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 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.

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May 18 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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 27 Austrian communist party banned
  • May 27 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • May 27 Federal Securities Act signed
  • May 27 Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
  • May 30 Patent on invisible glass installation

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 John Willoughby Denison-Pender, 3rd Baron Pender
  • May 8 Alistair Service, writer/publisher
  • May 10 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author
  • May 11 Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)
  • May 12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
  • May 13 Sid Morrison, (Rep-R-WA, 1981- )
  • May 18 Bernadette Chirac, French politician
  • May 23 Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
  • May 23 Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
  • May 24 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
  • May 24 Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
  • May 24 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
  • May 27 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • May 28 Philip Otton, high court judge

Deaths in History

  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)