On This Day

1933 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 276

  • Mar 27 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
  • Mar 31 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga)
  • Mar 31 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps

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Apr 1 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 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

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Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field air station commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

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Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 21 German philosopher Martin Heidegger elected rector of University of Freiburg

Philosopher Martin Heidegger
Philosopher
Martin Heidegger
  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Adolf Hitler authorizes creation of Ministry of Aviation, in part to revive the German Luftwaffe, under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • May 3 Nellie T Ross the 1st female director of the 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 Mahatma 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 banished 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

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May 17 Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling, the national-socialist party of Norway

Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator Vidkun Quisling
Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator
Vidkun Quisling

  • May 18 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
  • May 18 Around 5,000 forced deportees in the Soviet Union arrive on Nazino Island; within thirteen weeks most of them will be dead due to disease, cannibalism and violence
  • May 21 Mount Davidson Cross, San Francisco, lit by FDR via telegraph
  • May 22 First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay saw "something resembling a whale"
  • May 22 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
  • 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 Martin Heidegger gives his inaugural rectoral address on “The Self-Assertion of the German University”, taken by some take as supporting the Nazi regime
  • May 30 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • Jun 1 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
  • Jun 2 WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 3 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • Jun 5 US drops the Gold Standard when Congress enacts a joint resolution nullifying creditors right to demand payment in gold
  • Jun 6 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden New Jersey)
  • Jun 6 US Employment Service created

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Jun 7 George Balanchine and Kurt Weills' ballet chanté "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jun 9 Spanish president Zamora takes power

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

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Jun 10 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jun 12 Financial and Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
  • Jun 13 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady, NY)
  • Jun 13 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
  • Jun 13 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering
  • Jun 16 US National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
  • Jun 16 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
  • Jun 17 Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob
  • Jun 19 Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
  • Jun 21 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
  • Jun 22 German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden
  • Jun 30 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
  • Jun 30 US Assay Offices close in Helena, MT, Boise, ID and Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jul 1 German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn't work
  • Jul 1 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • Jul 4 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Jul 5 German party Catholic Center disbands
  • Jul 8 Public Works Administration becomes effective
  • Jul 10 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
  • Jul 12 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
  • Jul 14 Germany begins mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illnesses
  • Jul 14 All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany
  • Jul 14 Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 & 9-44, at Leyton

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Jul 15 Wiley Post begins 1st solo flight around the world (takes 7d and 19hrs)

Aviator Wiley Post
Aviator
Wiley Post
  • Jul 17 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Germany under mysterious circumstances
  • Jul 20 Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 20 In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism
  • Jul 20 Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets
  • Jul 21 Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
  • Jul 22 Wiley Post completes the 1st solo flight round the world, takes 7 days and 19 hours
  • Jul 24 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
  • Jul 28 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
  • Jul 28 Spain recognizes the USSR
  • Aug 1 Death penalty for anti-fascists in Germany

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Aug 1 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

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Aug 1 National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • Aug 7 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • Aug 11 Temperature reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mexico (world record)
  • Aug 12 Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
  • Aug 17 Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")
  • Aug 22 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • Aug 23 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following another hunger strike
  • Aug 30 Air France forms from five French airlines
  • Aug 30 Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 259

  • Apr 18 Alan Devereux, British industrialist and CEO (Scottish Tourist Board), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • Apr 22 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Apr 23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter, born in Blankenberge, Belgium
  • Apr 26 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), born in Río Blanco, Naguabo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
  • Apr 29 Mark Eyskens [Marc Maria Frans, Viscount Eyskens], Belgian economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium
  • May 8 Alistair Service, writer/publisher
  • May 10 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author

Person of interestLouis Farrakhan

May 11 Louis Farrakhan [Louis Eugene Wolcott], American religious leader (Nation of Islam, Million Man March), born in New York City

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan
  • May 12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
  • May 13 Sid Morrison, (Rep-R-WA, 1981- )
  • May 18 Bernadette Chirac, French politician
  • May 18 H. D. [Haradanahalli Doddegowda] Deve Gowda, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore
  • 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 (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter, born in Madrid (d. 2010)
  • May 24 Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
  • May 24 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • May 27 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • May 28 Philip Otton, high court judge
  • Jun 1 Charles Wilson, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1973-97), born in Trinity, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Jun 3 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, 1st emir of Bahrain (1961-1999), born in Jasra, Bahrain (d. 1999)
  • Jun 4 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • Jun 6 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), born in Buchs, Switzerland (d. 2013)
  • Jun 7 Henk Koning, Dutch State Secretary of Finances (VVD), born in Beilen, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Jun 8 Dr Robert Stevens, British lawyer and Master (Pembroke College, Oxford)
  • Jun 8 Eric Parker, English industrialist, deputy CEO (Trafalgar House), born in Shropshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Jun 9 Don Young, American politician (Rep-R-AK, 1973- ), born in Meridian, California
  • Jun 10 F Lee Bailey, Waltham Mass, attorney (Sam Shepard case, OJ case)
  • Jun 10 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister
  • Jun 12 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Jun 13 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • Jun 14 Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1991)
  • Jun 15 Mohammad Ali Rajai, President of Iran (1981) who was assassinated by a bomb while in office, born in Qazvin, Persia (d. 1981)
  • Jun 16 Joachim Nowotny, writer
  • Jun 17 Harry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (d. 2006)
  • Jun 17 Anthony Bevilacqua, Roman Catholic Cardinal (Philadelphia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 19 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), born in Aktobe, Kazakhstan (d. 1971)
  • Jun 20 Claire Tomalin, English biographer and editor, born in London, England
  • Jun 20 Earl of Cranbrook, CEO (Nature Conservancy Council)
  • Jun 20 Peter T. Kirstein, British computer scientist 'European father of the internet' (Internet Protocol,), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Dianne Feinstein, American politician, 1st female mayor of San Francisco (1978-88), (US Senator (D)-Ca 1992-), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 25 Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter), born in Biella, Italy

Person of interestJames Meredith

Jun 25 James Meredith, American civil rights activist (1st African-American at the University of Mississippi), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith
Civil Rights Activist
James Meredith
  • Jun 25 Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, born in Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Jun 26 David Winnick, British Labour Party MP, born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • Jun 28 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician and leader of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Jun 29 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Jul 2 Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
  • Jul 3 Edward Brandt Jr., American physician and public health official, born in Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 8 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • Jul 9 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Olga Havlova, political activist
  • Jul 12 Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 13 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • Jul 14 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 James Ball, British economist
  • Jul 18 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Cormac McCarthy, American author
  • Jul 21 Brigitte Reimann, German writer (Franziska Linkerhand), born in Burg bei Magdeburg (d. 1973)
  • Jul 21 John Gardner, American writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues), born in Batavia, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jul 22 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 23 Richard Rogers, English architect (European Court of Human Rights building), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jul 27 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, born in Footscray, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jul 31 Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer and journalist (Rituelen), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist and Minister of Housing (D66), born in Bloemendaal, North Holland
  • Aug 1 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary (Welsh Office 1985–93)
  • Aug 1 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • Aug 2 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Thé Tjong-Khing, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman), born in Purworedjo, Java

Person of interestSheldon Adelson

Aug 4 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands casino company) and major political donor to the GOP and Israel, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson
Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands
Sheldon Adelson
  • Aug 7 Jerry Pournelle, American polymath and sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 10 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • Aug 10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • Aug 10 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • Aug 10 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • Aug 10 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • Aug 11 Jerry Falwell Sr., American TV evangelist (Moral Majority), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • Aug 13 Jocelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General (1993-94) 1st African American holder, born in Schaal, Arkansas
  • Aug 14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss physical chemist (Nobel 1991 -techniques for high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy), born in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Aug 14 Bryce Courtenay, Australian novelist (The Power of One), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Aug 16 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • Aug 16 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • Aug 16 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • Aug 17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA Flight Director (Gemini and Apollo programs)
  • Aug 19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 20 Don Fuqua, American Democratic politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 20 George J. Mitchell, American lawyer and politician (Senate Majority Leader 1989-95), born in Waterville, Maine
  • Aug 22 Irmtraud Morgner, German writer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Aug 23 Pete Wilson, American politician (36th Governor of California), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Aug 23 Robert Curl, American chemist (Nobel 1996), born in Alice, Texas

Person of interestYasser Arafat

Aug 24 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 27 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • Aug 29 Jehan Sadat, Widow of Anwar Sadat and 1st Lady of Egypt, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 29 Arnold Koller, Swiss politician (member of Swiss Federal Councilor), born in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Sep 1 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • Sep 2 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History