20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratifiedThe amendment changes Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 20 starting in 1937.
Senate fires Sergeant at Arms David S. BarryBarry is fired after an article he wrote claimed “there are not many crooks in Congress, that is, out and out grafters; there are not many Senators or Representatives who sell their vote for money, and it is pretty well known who those few are but there are many demagogues of the kind that will vote for legislation solely because they think that it will help their political and social fortunes.”
Target of assassinationPresident-elect Franklin Roosevelt target of assassination.
President Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated
Special session of the U.S. Senate begins
President Roosevelt declares a “bank holiday”His announcement closes all U.S. banks and freezes all financial transactions (the “holiday” ends on March 13).
Special session of the U.S. Senate ends
73rd Congress convenes<b>1st Session, March 9, 1933, to June 15, 1933</b>
<b>2nd Session, January 3, 1934, to June 18, 1934</b>
<b>Special Session of the Senate, March 4, 1933, to March 6, 1934</b>
Senate Majority Leader: Joseph T. Robinson (D-AR)
Senate Minority Leader: Charles L. McNary (R-OR)
Speaker of the House: Henry T. Rainey (D-IL). Died in office August 19,
Majority Leader of the House: Joseph W. Byrns (D-TN)
Minority Leader of the House: Bertrand H. Snell (R-NY)