Great Depression

Timeline created by rachel.redmond
  • 1 Mickey Mouse

    1 Mickey Mouse
    Beloved children's cartoon character Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie." Steamboat Willie was one of the first successful films to feature synchronized sound in an animated cartoon film. It was produced by Walt Disney and premiered in New York on November 18th.
  • 2 Herbert Hoover

    2 Herbert Hoover
    This year the inauguration of Herbert Hoover took place making him President of the United States
  • 3 Uniform Sale of Securities Act

    3 Uniform Sale of Securities Act
    Starting with the Kansas Securities Act in 1911, states adopted a variety of laws to protect investors from fraud and raise capital for business. To establish a uniform system of state securities regulation, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws prepared the Uniform Sale of Securities Act. The Act was adopted in just five states and was abandoned in 1943.
  • 4 Hoover Dam Building Begins

    4 Hoover Dam Building Begins
    The Hoover Dam was made located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.
  • 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt became President and the Opera House opened

    5 Franklin D. Roosevelt became President and the Opera House opened
    Democratic Governor of New York Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory. The San Francisco Opera House also opened.
  • 6 "Bank Holiday"

    6 "Bank Holiday"
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
  • 7 Unemplyment Decrease

    7 Unemplyment Decrease
    They saw the turning point in the great depression in America with unemployment decreasing to 22%.
  • 8 Amelia Earhart Flies Solo

    8 Amelia Earhart Flies Solo
    Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  • 9 The Hoover Dam is Completed

    9 The Hoover Dam is Completed
    The completion of the Hoover Dam happens this year.
  • 10 First Blood Bank Opens

    10 First Blood Bank Opens
    The blood bank stored and preserved donated blood, making many medical treatments easier as doctors no longer needed donors to be present at the time of transfusion. As a result of the blood bank, the number of transfusions more than doubled at the hospital in the following year. The idea of the blood bank revolutionized medicine and helped advance modern surgery.
  • 11 Superman Appearance

    11 Superman Appearance
    The popular comic superhero Superman makes his first appearance during April when Action Comics #1 is published. The Action Comics #1 issue that first featured Superman is considered one of the most valuable comic books ever created and has sold for more than $3 million. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1933 when they were teenagers and it was one of the first major superhero characters.
  • 12 World War 2 Began

    12 World War 2 Began
    Germany and the Soviet Union attacked Poland and Britain, France, India, Australia and new Zealand declared war on Germany on September 3rd , the United States decided to remain neutral but did begin rearming for war , which helped end the great depression.
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