What Happened on February 28, 1933

Historical Events

  • 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

Reichstag Fire

After the Reichstag Fire Decree, the German Communist Party (KPD) is essentially outlawed (though not formally banned) after the German government blames the Communists for burning down the Reichstag building

Reichstag Fire Decree

On Adolf Hitler's advice, German President Paul von Hindenburg signs the Reichstag Fire Decree after the building is destroyed by fire in Berlin; this eliminates many civil liberties in Germany

  • Pacifist and anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky arrested, sent to Esterwegen-Papenburg concentration camp
1933 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
Born in 1933

About February 28, 1933

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces