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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1933 AD


January 2: Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test
January 2: Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
January 2: U.S. troops leave Nicaragua
January 5: Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
January 7: 1st edition of People and Fatherland published in Netherlands
January 9: Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
January 12: U.S. Congress recognize independence Philippines
January 12: Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
January 16: Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
January 17: Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
January 18: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico established
January 23: 20th amendment changes date of presidential inaugurations to 1/20
January 24: Noel Coward's "Design for Living," premieres in New York City
January 27: Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
January 28: French government of Paul Boncour falls
January 28: German government of Von Schleicher falls
January 29: German president von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor
January 30: Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen
January 30: Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
January 30: "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
January 31: French government of Daladier takes power
January 31: Hitler promises parliamentary democracy


February 1: Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
February 1: Dutch bishops forbid membership in non-catholic unions
February 1: German Parliament disolves, General Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
February 2: 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament
February 2: Goring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
February 2: Ucicky's "Rotten Morning," premieres in Berlin
February 3: 1st interstate legislative conference in U.S. opens, Washington, D.C.
February 3: German minister Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
February 3: Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
February 4: German President Von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press
February 5: Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
February 6: 112 foot ocean wave observed near Manila
February 6: 20th Amendment goes into effect: President term begins in Jan not March
February 6: -90 degrees F (-68 degrees C), Oymyakon, U.S.S.R. (Asian record)
February 6: Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in Pacific hurricane
February 6: President von Hindenburg and von Papen end Prussian parliament
February 7: Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
February 7: Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
February 8: 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
February 8: -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Seminole, Texas (state record)
February 9: -63 degrees F (-53 degrees C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
February 10: -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
February 10: Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co New York City)
February 10: Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
February 10: Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
February 10: Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
February 12: German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
February 15: Karl Radek praises invincible force of German Communist Party
February 15: President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
February 15: Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
February 16: Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
February 16: England regains the Ashes, thanks to bodyline tactics
February 17: 1st issue of Newsweek magazine published
February 17: Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic Blondie
February 17: Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
February 17: U.S. Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
February 19: Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
February 20: Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
February 20: House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
February 20: Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn," premieres in New York City
February 22: Goering forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50
February 24: Final demonstration of German Communist Party in Berlin
February 24: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
February 25: 1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger
February 25: Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yards in, posts on goal line)
February 25: Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
February 26: Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
February 26: Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
February 27: Jean Genet's "Intermezzo," premieres in Paris
February 27: Nazis set fire to German parliament building, Reichstag, blame it on Communists
February 28: 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
February 28: German President Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
February 28: Hitler disallows German Communist Party (KPD)


March 1: Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
March 2: "King Kong," premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy New York City
March 2: Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
March 3: German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
March 3: Mount Rushmore dedicated
March 3: New York City premiere of "King Kong"
March 4: Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament
March 4: Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st U.S. woman cabinet member
March 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugrated as 32nd president, pledges to pull U.S. out of Depression and says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
March 4: Henderson, DeSylva and Brown's "Strike Me Pink," premieres in New York City
March 4: Noordwijk soccer team forms
March 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims 10-day bank holiday
March 5: Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
March 6: Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a nationwide bank holiday
March 6: Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses," premieres in New York City
March 6: Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
March 7: Game of "Monopoly" invented
March 9: Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov and Vassili arrested in Berlin
March 9: Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its "100 days"
March 10: Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
March 10: Nevada becomes 1st U.S. state to regulate narcotics
March 12: Franklin D. Roosevelt conducts his 1st fireside chat
March 13: Josef Gobbels becomes German minister of Information and Propaganda
March 14: Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
March 14: Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
March 15: NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation and discrimination
March 16: Hitler names Hjalmar Shaft, president of Bank of Germany
March 18: Radio Clube de Mocambique's, 1st radio transmission
March 18: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
March 18: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
March 20: Dachau, 1st concentration camp, completed
March 21: Hitler, Goring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning and top army meet in Berlin
March 22: Franklin D. Roosevelt makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
March 23: Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers
March 23: Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
March 24: Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
March 27: Japan leaves League of Nations
March 27: Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson and Eric William Fawcett
March 27: U.S. Farm Credit Administration authorized
March 28: German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
March 31: 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Georgia)
March 31: Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps
March 31: German Republic gives power to Hitler


April 1: Hammond scores 336* vs. New Zealand at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
April 1: Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
April 1: Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses
April 3: 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest
April 4: U.S. Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of New Jersey, 73 die
April 7: 1st 2 Nazi anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal and public service
April 7: University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
April 8: Manchester Guardian warns of unknown nazi terror
April 11: Hermann Goering becomes premier of Prussia
April 12: Moffatt Field commissioned
April 13: 1st flight over Mount Everest by Lord Clydesdale
April 13: Stanley Cup: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
April 17: Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating New York Giants 23-21
April 19: 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
April 19: Franklin D. Roosevelt announces U.S. will leave gold standard
April 22: Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
April 23: Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
April 24: 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
April 25: New York Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
April 25: U.S. and Canada drop Gold Standard
April 26: Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
April 27: Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington D.C.


May 2: In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
May 3: 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of U.S. 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 and U.S.S.R. sign trade agreement
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 and Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy and farmers
May 13: 59th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
May 15: 1st voice amplification system to be used in U.S. Senate
May 16: Cecil Travis becomes 1st player to get 5 hits in his 1st game
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 18: Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
May 21: Mount Davidson Cross lit by Franklin D. Roosevelt via telegraph
May 22: Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
May 22: World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
May 24: Dmitri Shostakovich'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 Cardinals
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, Yankees score 12 runs in 8th and beat White Sox 15-11
May 27: Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
May 30: Patent on invisible glass installation


June 1: Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
June 1: Charlie Chaplin weds Paulette Goddard
June 2: Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
June 2: WNJ-AM in Newark New Jersey goes off the air
June 3: A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yankees score 10 in 5th and win 17-11
June 3: Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
June 5: Gold standard abolished
June 6: 1st drive-in theater opens, Camden, New Jersey
June 6: U.S. Employment Service created
June 7: Balanchine/Weills "7 Deadly Sins," premiers in Paris
June 8: A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive home runs
June 9: Spanish president Zamora takes power
June 9: Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager
June 10: 37th U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
June 10: 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
June 12: Financial and Economy World conference opens, 66 countries
June 13: 1st sodium vapor lamps installed, Schenectady, New York
June 13: Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
June 13: German Secret State Police, Gestapo, established
June 14: Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
June 16: National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law, later struck down
June 16: U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, created
June 17: Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops and 1 gangster killed by mob
June 19: Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
June 21: 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
June 22: German social-democratic party, SPD, forbidden
June 23: Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35 year run on NBC
June 27: 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain, 6 -5 at Southport and Ainsdale, England
June 29: Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
June 30: 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
June 30: Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
June 30: U.S. Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah closes


July 1: German nazi regime decides married women shouldn't work
July 1: Strauss and von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres in Dresden
July 2: Carl Hubbell shuts-out Cards 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk
July 4: Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
July 5: German party Catholic Center disbands
July 6: 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
July 8: 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63)
July 8: Public Works Administration becomes effective
July 9: Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
July 10: 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, New York
July 12: Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
July 14: Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness
July 14: NSDAP becomes only party in Germany
July 14: Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 and 9-44, at Leyton
July 15: Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
July 19: 1st time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox
July 20: Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler
July 21: Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
July 22: Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
July 24: #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta, #2158, #3957 Sugie and #4589 McDowell
July 24: German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
July 25: 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
July 26: Joe Dimaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
July 28: 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), New York City
July 28: NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
July 28: Spain recognizes the U.S.S.R.
July 30: 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)


August 1: Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1/3)
August 1: Death penality for anti fascists in Germany
August 1: Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrest ir Sukarno
August 3: Yankees are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
August 11: Temp reaches 136 degrees F (57.8 degrees C) at San Luis Potosi, Mexico (world record)
August 12: Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
August 13: 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
August 13: Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
August 14: Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle and sets AL record with 9 RBIs
August 17: Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game
August 17: Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
August 17: Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")
August 19: 47th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret)
August 21: Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
August 22: Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games and a split season
August 22: International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
August 23: 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri in London
August 26: Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
August 27: Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
August 30: Air France forms
August 30: Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)


September 1: Soccer team DVS '33 forms
September 4: 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il
September 4: Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista
September 8: Spain's 2nd government of Azana forms
September 9: 53rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (63 1113 46 60 61)
September 10: 53rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J H Crawford (63 11-13 46 60 61)
September 11: Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at U.S. Tennis championship
September 12: Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
September 12: Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms
September 14: 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
September 14: Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
September 19: New York Giants clinch the pennant
September 20: Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
September 21: Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
September 23: Yankees commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
September 25: 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
September 25: 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
September 26: Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White," premieres in New York City
September 28: Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
September 28: Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
September 29: Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
September 30: Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in New York City


October 1: Antwerp Sports arena opens
October 1: Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
October 1: Washington Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
October 2: Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in New York City
October 3: Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
October 4: Esquire magazine is 1st published
October 7: New York Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
October 8: Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters
October 8: Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
October 10: 1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter and Gamble, goes on sale
October 12: Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)
October 12: John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail
October 13: JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich," premieres in Paris
October 13: Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
October 14: Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
October 15: Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to New York Giants 56-0
October 17: Albert Einstein arrives in U.S., a refugee from Nazi Germany
October 19: Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
October 22: Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 24: Langston Hughes' "Mulatto," premieres in New York City
October 26: French government of Serraut forms


November 4: Bradman scores 200 NSW vs. Queensland, 184 minutes, 26 fours
November 4: Hermann Goering and Georgi Dimitrov duel
November 4: Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
November 5: Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
November 5: Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
November 7: Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
November 8: Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Civil Works Administration
November 10: Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
November 11: "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
November 12: 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0
November 12: 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster is taken
November 12: 1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal)
November 12: Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany
November 13: 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn
November 16: Brazilians president Getulio Vargas names himself dictator
November 16: Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
November 17: U.S. recognizes U.S.S.R., opens trade
November 19: Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
November 21: 1st U.S. ambassador to U.S.S.R., W.C. Bullitt, begins service
November 25: 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
November 26: Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
November 29: 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
November 29: Japan begins persecution of communists
November 30: CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District


December 1: Rudolf Hess and Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government
December 2: 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)
December 2: Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady," released
December 3: Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Detroit Tigers for $100,000
December 3: Joe Lilliard quarterbacks Chicago Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
December 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
December 4: Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road," premieres in New York City
December 5: 21st Am ratified, 18th Amendment, Prohibition, repealed
December 6: Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in U.S., lifted
December 9: 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
December 9: Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard
December 14: Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
December 15: Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
December 16: Abe de Vries and Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
December 17: B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, England vs. India at Bombay
December 17: Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
December 17: NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game
December 17: Spain's 2nd Government of Lerroux forms
December 19: Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized
December 20: Bolivia and Paraguay sign weapon cease fire
December 21: Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, University of Pennsylvania
December 21: Fox signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract
December 21: Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony
December 23: Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251
December 23: Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
December 23: Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
December 24: Paris express train derails and kills 160, injures 300 (France)
December 25: Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
December 25: Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
December 25: Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria vs. Tasmania at Hobart
December 26: Bradman scores 187* NSW vs. Victoria, 294 minutes, 13 fours
December 26: U.S. forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
December 29: Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cincinnati Reds
December 30: -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
December 30: Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
December 30: Jack Badcock scores 274 vs. Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton
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