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United States Map 1940
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1930-1940
  • 1931 Thomas Alva Edison, dies. Lights across nation dimmed in his honor.
  • 1931 The National Anthem finally adopted by Congress March 3.
  • 1931 Empire State Building opens May 1.
  • 1932 Amelia Earhart flies solo from Newfoundland to Ireland.
  • 1932 Welland Canal bypasses Niagara Falls for shipping.
  • 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt, on March 4, becomes 32nd President.
  • 1933 First woman in Presidential Cabinet, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins.
  • 1933 Emergency Banking Act, March 9.
  • 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), March 31.
  • 1933 Federal Emergency Relief Act, Agriculture Adjustment Act, May 12.
  • 1933 TVA Act, May 18, establishes the TVA to harness the Tennessee River.
  • 1933 Farm Credit Act, June 16.
  • 1933 20th Amendment changes effective dates for president and congress.
  • 1933 21st Amendment repeals 18th Amendment; prohibition amendment.
  • 1934 First diesel-electric passenger train, Burlington Zephyr, begins service.
  • 1934 Securities and Exchange Commission created June 6
  • 1935 Works Progress Administration (WPA) approved by Congress, April 8.
  • 1935 Wagner-Connery Act establishes National Labor Relations Board, July 5.
  • 1935 Social Security Act, August 14, signed into law.
  • 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt takes oath on March 4; begins second term.
  • 1937 Amelia Earhart Putnam disappears during attempt to fly around the world.
  • 1937 Neutrality Act of 1937; U. S. will stay out of troubles in Europe.
  • 1937 President Roosevelt delivers Quarantine Speech; Oct 5, Chicago.
  • 1937 Adolph Hitler tells his generals of his plan to take over Europe, Nov 5.
  • 1939 First electronic computer built by John V. Atanasoff.
  • 1939 Geological Survey final report on cost of LA purchase: $23.2 million.
  • 1939 Hitler starts WW II, Sep 1, by attacking Poland.
  • 1939 Bill of Rights finally ratified by Massachusetts, Georgia & Connecticut.


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