1930sThere's no way like the American way.


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The 1930's were a time of hardship and strife. After the largest stock market crash in American history, much of the world was thrown into turmoil. The second world war began at the end of the decade.

1930
  • "Blondie" comic strip begins
  • Hanz Fisher wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for synthesizing chlorophyll and hemoglobin
  • Giant meteorite lands in the Amazon, the explosion is equivalent to 10 atom bombs
  • Pluto discovered
1931
  • Star Spangled Banner officially becomes the national anthem
  • Segal starts "Thimble Theatre", the comic that would later become Popeye the Sailor Man.
  • Yellow river floods in china, killing between 850,000 and 4,000,000. it is thought to be the worst natural disaster to date.
  • empire state building completed
  • al capone imprisoned
1932
  • FDR wins presidency against Hoover
  • amelai earhart flies across the atlantic
  • linbergh's baby kidnapped
  • the atom is split
1933
  • Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany
  • FDR Launches New Deal
  • First Nazi Concentration Camp
  • Loch Ness Monster First Spotted
  • Prohibition ends in us
1934
  • Bonnie and Clyde Killed by Police
  • Cheeseburger Created
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Parker Brothers invent "Monopoly"
1935
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Founded
  • Germany Issues the Anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws
  • Social Security Enacted in U.S.
1936
  • Hoover Dam Completed
  • Nazi Olympics in Berlin
  • Spanish Civil War
1937
  • Amelia Earhart Vanishes
  • Golden Gate Bridge Opened
  • The Hindenberg Disaster
  • Japan Invades China
1938
  • Broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" Causes Panic
  • Coelacanth Fish Found
  • Hitler Annexes Austria
  • Kristallnacht
1939
  • First Commercial Flight Over the Atlantic
  • German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact Signed
  • Helicopter Invented
  • World War II Begins



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