1930's Timeline

1930's Timeline - Color Key Red= Politics/ Society Green=...

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Color Key Red = Politics/ Society Green = Arts/Culture Purple = Science/ Technology Yellow = War/ Terror Dark Blue = Sports Orange = World
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1930 o The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act was passed. o The first bank panic occurred which resulted in a wave of bankruptcies. o Sinclair Lewis was the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. o The planet Pluto was discovered o The board game, Monopoly, was invented. o Gas cost $0.13 per gallon and dropped to $0.11 per gallon later in the year. o The Japanese Prime Minister is assassinated by army officers opposed to the London Naval Treaty. o Arthur Conan Doyle”, British author and creator of Sherlock Holmes, dies. o The first supermarket is opened in the U.S. o Gandhi's Salt March o Sliced Bread Available o Delta Air Lines begin regularly scheduled service to Atlanta from Dallas, Texas o Nancy Drew starts solving mysteries in novels for girls. o Blondie and Dagwood join the daily comics o Movie cartoon character Mickey Mouse gets a comic strip o Grant Wood paints the American Gothic . o Archibald Crossley improves the radio rating method o The Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook sells the first of 15,000,000 copies. o Radiovisor gave blurry orange TV picture, 1930
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1931 o President's Emergency Committee for Unemployment Relief claims 4 to 5 million unemployed o City Lights , directed by Charles Chaplin o Frankenstein , starring Boris Karloff o Dracula , starring Bela Lugosi o Wiley Post and Harold Gatty begin first single- plane, round-the-world flight - takes 8 days, 15 hours, 51 minutes o Bonus Loan Bill passed by Congress, overriding Hoover's veto attempt, which allows veterans to obtain cash loans up to 50 percent of bonus certificates issued in 1924 o ViVa , by E.E. Cummings o First nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean, completed by Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn in 41 hours, 13 minutes o University of Southern California wins the national college football championship o Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City o The Good Earth , by Pearl Buck o Shadows on the Rock , by Willa Cather Japan invades Manchuria, violating the Kellogg- Briand pact, setting it on the path to World War I
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1932 o Reconstruction Finance Corporation established by the Hoover administration as an attempt to restart the economy o Oliver Wendell Holmes resigns from the Supreme Court o FDR enters presidential race o The 20th Amendment, which will move the presidential inauguration to January 20, is sent to the states for ratification o The Music Box , featuring Laurel and Hardy o Charles Lindbergh's baby is kidnapped, and a ransom is demanded and paid later baby is found dead o Four protesters are killed during a riot at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan o Scarface , directed by Howard Hawks o The Mummy , starring Boris Karloff o John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton publish information on their splitting the atom o Chemist C.C. King isolates vitamin C o First yellow fever vaccine announced; developed by Sawy
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Yourself during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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