Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Year 1933

Some facts that occurred the year I was born, I found interesting. It was a common year, starting on a Sunday of the Gregorian year. As you probably guessed, this is my birth year (November 24th), my birthday comes on Thanksgiving every seven years.

These are just a few facts that happened in the year 1933. Construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco Bay begins. The U.S. Congress votes for the independence of the Philippines. U.S. Constitution is ratified, changing Inauguration Day from March 4th to January 20th.. Mount Rushmore was dedicated. A powerful earthquake and tsunami hits Honshu Japan, killing 3,000 people.

During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday, closing all the banks in the United States, and freezing all financial transactions. Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camps, it opened March 22nd. 1933. The Jews called for a boycott of German goods. Beer is legalized in the United States.

The first alleged sighting of the Loch Ness monster occurs. The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey. A United Airlines Boeing 247 destroyed near Chesterton, Indiana by a bomb. This is the first proven case of air sabotage in airline history. Albert Einstein arrives in the US as a refuge from Nazi Germany and accepts a position at Princeton University.

New Deal by President Roosevelt unveils Civil Works Administration designed to create jobs for more than four million of the unemployed in our country. The 21st amendment goes into effect, alcohol becomes legal in the United States. King Kong movie is out. Aldof Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. Gas was 10 cents a gallon. Rent was $18.00 a month. Bread was 7 cents a loaf. Hamburg was 11 cents a pound. Average labor wages was $20.00 a month. This may seem like a dream but most were unemployed or their salary was small.

Hope you enjoyed these and Hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving, don't eat too much, know I probably will.


12 comments:

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Lots of great info... You have lived through a lot and have a lot to be thankful for this year.
Prayers for you and hubby's health!!

LJSBlog@aol.com

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful post Margaret, must look into my birth year.
Thanks for the visits, hope you are feeling better.

Yvonne.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY!!!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Happy Thanksgiving too! A full day of celebrating for you!!!
Warmly,
deb :)

Babli said...

Wish you a very very Happy Birthday. Many many happy returns of the day. May the God;s choicest blessings be showered on you on your Birthday. I always pray to God for your good health and long life.
Lovely post with lots of information.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Greetings From Southern California

Wow! It's hard to believe that gas was only 10 cents a gallon!

Take care and have a Happy Thanksgiving Day :-)

Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

Kay said...

This was very interesting to read and remember. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Margaret. My sister-in-law will be roasting the turkey this year and bringing it to our house. It'll be fun!

Arti said...

Was quite a year, 1933. Never knew so much, the Japan Earthquake, Mt. Rushmore...
Wish you a very Happy Birthday and Thanksgiving:)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well...Margaret, the whole United States will be celebrating your birthday tomorrow. :) And I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving Day too. Love, Lynn

Babli said...

Wish you a very Happy Birthday. Many many happy returns of the day.
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Becky said...

Wow, Margaret you did have a memorable birth year. I missed your birthday, and I hope you had a wonderful day. I always like reading your posts. There is so much to learn..
B.

Denise said...

So interesting, loved reading this Margaret, thank you.

Linda said...

Did I miss your Birthday too? Well, I hope you had a most blessed day my friend! ♥

I always enjoy reading your posts.

You're 1933 and my Mom's year is 1930. A lot going on during that time, hard times for sure.

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