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1933 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXIII) was the 33rd year of the 20th century. 1933 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1933.
News Events of 1933
Adolf Hitler becomes German Chancellor.
Reichstag (German Parliament) burnt down.
"Enabling Act" suspends civil liberties in Germany.
All political parties in Germany, except Nazi party, banned.
Dachau concentration camp opened.
United States repeals prohibition of alcohol.
Germany leaves the League of Nations.
Japan leaves the League of Nations.
Construction of Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco.
Wiley Posts becomes the first pilot to fly solo around the world.
Albert Einstein moves to the USA.
The Lone Ranger debuts on American radio.
Harry Beck's London Underground map introduced.
Newsweek magazine published for the first time.
First drive-in movie theater opens near Camden, New Jersey.
Parliament suspended in Austria. Engelbert Dollfuss assumes dictatorial powers.
Sports in 1933
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