Newspapers as a form of information has served out world a great deal throughout the years. To be able to look back on the revolutionary events that have shaped our world is gift. Our archive contains the most notable events from the year 1933, including Adolf Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany, President Roosevelt's declaration of a bank holiday, the United States abandoning the gold standard, the withdrawal of Germany from the League of Nation and the World Disarmament Conference, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 5, 1933
The building of San Francisco Bay's famous Golden Gate Bridge starts.
January 11, 1933
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith is pilot to a flight traveling from Australia to New Zealand, the first of which for the purpose of commercial transport.
January 23, 1933
The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 20 starting in 1937.
January 30, 1933
German President Paul von Hindenburg announces Germany's newly established Chancellor, Adolf Hitler.
January 30, 1933
The first airing of the radio show the Lone Ranger occurs in American.
February 15, 1933
An assassination attempt made towards Franklin D. Roosevelt fails, but Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak is injured in the crossfire.
February 17, 1933
The first publication of the still-present Newsweek Magazine is made in the United States.
February 17, 1933
A proposal for the 21st Amendment to the Constitution is made in the form of the Blaine Act, which is ratified on December 5th, officially ending Prohibition in the U.S.
February 27, 1933
The Reichstag Parliament building in Germany catches fire, the circumstances surrounding this occurrence are questionable.
March 2, 1933
The original King Kong movie debuts at New York's City's Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy Theatre.
March 4, 1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous statement, "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself," is made for the first time.
March 5, 1933
A "Bank Holiday" is announced by newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression, in which banks are to stay closed and all financial transactions are to be frozen until March 13th.
March 20, 1933
Construction of the first concentration camp built by the Nazis, Dachau, is complete.
March 23, 1933
Adolf Hitler becomes dictator of Germany by the ratification of the Enabling Act by the German Parliament.
April 19, 1933
The gold standard is abandoned in the United States.
April 27, 1933
The Nazi party gains the Stahlhelm organization as acquaintances.
May 12, 1933
The United States executes the Agricultural Adjustment Act.
June 6, 1933
A township near Camden, New Jersey is home to the very first drive-in movie theater.
July 6, 1933
Comiskey Park in Chicago is home to the very first Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
August 12, 1933
Winston Churchill speaks for the first time in the issue of the re-armament of Germany and the possible threat that this could ensue.
October 14, 1933
Participation in the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Conference is withdrawn by Germany after they are denied the ability to expand their defense armaments.
October 17, 1933
Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany to the United States where he establishes himself at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in New Jersey.
November 8, 1933
The Civil Works Administration is created and announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as an organization with the intention of creating jobs for a majority of those who are unemployed.
December 5, 1933
The ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution occurs, officially ending Prohibition.