America from 1930 through 1950

Timeline created by purifiedwater
In History
  • Empire State Building opens

    Empire State Building opens
    This 1,454 feet tall building is open to the public in Manhattan, New York City.
  • Ford Model B is released

    Ford Model B is released
    Ford introduces the Model B, the first low-priced car to have a V-8 engine. *Exact date is unknown, but year is accurate*
  • Bonus Army Gathers in Washington, D.C.

    Bonus Army Gathers in Washington, D.C.
    In the summer of 1932, a large group of World War I veterans formed "Bonus Armies," which were groups aimed at demanding the government to pay them money which they should have received for their service in the war.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Wins Presidental Election

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Wins Presidental Election
    Out of the forty-eight states that voted, only six of them voted for Hoover, thus resulting in Roosevelt sweeping the competition and becoming president a year later.
  • Glass–Steagall legislation passed

    Glass–Steagall legislation passed
    The Glass–Steagall legislation was passed, separating commercial & investment banking. *Exact date is unknown, but year is accurate*
  • F.B.I. is Established

    F.B.I. is Established
    The Bureau of Investigation (B.O.I.) is changed to F.B.I and is established with J. Edgar Hoover as its first director.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous founded

    Alcoholics Anonymous founded
    Alcoholics Anonymous is founded, allowing alcoholics to anonymously get help towards becoming sober.
  • First issue of Life magazine published

    First issue of Life magazine published
    The magazine was a success and soon attracted the industry's leading contributors.
  • Golden Gate Bridge finished

    Golden Gate Bridge finished
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge is finished, linking San Francisco to Marin County.
  • First episode of Bugs Bunny debuts

    First episode of Bugs Bunny debuts
    The first official episode of Bugs Bunny, titled "A Wild Hare," is aired on national television.
  • Franklin D. Rooselvelt passes

    Franklin D. Rooselvelt passes
    Roosevelt dies, and Harry S. Truman takes his place as President.
  • Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    America drops its atomic bombs on Japan. One is named Little Boy, and the other is named Fat Man. Little Boy is dropped on Nagasaki, and Fat Man is dropped on Hiroshima.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Social Security

    Franklin D. Roosevelt creates Social Security
    Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, hoping it would rescue Americans from the Depression's negative effects.
  • The Polaroid camera is invented

    The Polaroid camera is invented
    Polaroid releases its first portable, instant camera.
  • UFO crashes in Roswell

    UFO crashes in Roswell
    An unknown flying disc crash-lands near a ranch in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • DOW is changed to DOD

    DOW is changed to DOD
    The name "Department of War" is officially changed to "Department of Defense."
  • OAS founded

    OAS founded
    The Organization of American States is founded, creating an alliance between North and South America.
  • NATO formed

    NATO formed
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is formed, creating a military alliance between North American and European states.
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    Dust Bowl occurs

    Intense droughts overtaking Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico eventually lead to a massive amount of winds, which carried the "dust" from the fields all across the south. *Exact dates are unknown, but years are accurate*
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    Jackson Pollock makes several famous paintings during "drip period"

    Many of Pollock's famous paintings are created during the "drip period," which are paintings created with vibrantly-colored drips of falling paint. *Exact dates are unknown, but years are accurate*