Prohibition ended in the United States with the Blaine Act.
March 4, 1933
Frances Perkins, the United States Secretary of Labor, was the first female of the United States Cabinet.
March 12, 1933
Upon being newly inaugurated, President Roosevelt began 'fireside chats', his weekly radio broadcasts to the American people on March 12, 1933. He used the time to explain his policies in simple English for the common man and to reassure citizens of the country's economic recovery.
May 2, 1933
Loch Ness, Scotland
R. Kenneth Wilson, an English surgeon, claimed to have spotted and taken photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster. Later it will be revealed that the "Surgeon's Photograph" is of a toy submarine with a man-made attachment.
July 22, 1933
Wiley Post beat his own record of flying around the world solo in July of 1933.
August 17, 1933
New York, NY
Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankees first baseman, broke the record for most consecutive games when he played his 1,308th game. Gehrig will later top it with 2,130 successive games. It would be another fifty years before Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks his record.
October 17, 1933
Fleeing Nazi Germany, Albert Einstein immigrated to the United States and accepted a position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.