History of the 1930s

  • Mickey Mouse

    The creation of Mickey won an Oscar for Walt Disney in 1932, four years after its introduction.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression left almost 6 million people jobless. The Depression lasts through the 30s and into the 40s.
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    History of the 1930s

  • Discovery of Pluto

    It was named Pluto after the Roman god of the underworld due to the fact that both are shrouded in darkness.
  • The Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building was meant to be the the worlds tallest building.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    The first one hundred days he is in office was called the Hundred Days. It’s because he made 15 major laws to deal with the Great Depression.
  • Adolf Hitler

    In 1933 Hitler was named chancellor of Germany.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam is 726 feet high, 45 feet at the top and 660 feet at the bottom. It weighs a total of 6.6 million tons. The dam can hold about 9.2 trillion gallons of water. The total cost of the Dam was $49,000,000.
  • The 1936 Olympics

    Hitler used the 1936 Olympic Games to advertise the Nazi Party. He felt that this was one of the biggest worldwide events and the best time to unveil his plans for the future of Germany.
  • Movies

    Dracula, Frankenstein, and Snow White were created.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia embarked on the first around the world flight at the equator.
  • The War of the Worlds Broadcast

    Orson Welles who was head narrator of the “Mercury Theater on the Air” show told he story. The original “War of the Worlds” story was written by the famous author H.G Wells. Orson Welles decided to air his version of it as a Halloween special.
  • Helicopters

    They were based off of Leonardo DaVincis design of a flying machine.
  • World War II Begins

    Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party invade Poland. This is consider the start of World War 2.
  • FM Radid

    It would have a stronger signal than the AM radio and cover larger areas.