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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    A President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt began on March 4, 1933.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    Great Depression

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Mar 4, 1933

    Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as President.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    The defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    On 5 March, yet another Reichstag election took place, the last to be held before the defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War. While the NSDAP increased their number of seats and percentage of the vote.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels appointed head of the newly created Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1933

    Goebbels finally received Hitler's appointment to the cabinet, officially becoming head of the newly created Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda on 14 March.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 20, 1933

    Great Depression

    Economy Act of 1933

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 20, 1933

    The controversial Economy Act of 1933 is signed into law, slashing $243 million in government salaries and pensions, and veterans' benefits. Despite the economic crisis, super majorities of American economists, policymakers, and the general public believed that the federal government needed to balance the budget and avoid deficit spending, to avoid putting further strain on the bond market which would negatively affect government borrowing costs, banks, corporations, and foreign investors. From 1929 to 1933, the total debt owed by the U.S. government rose from $16.9 billion to over $23 billion.




  • Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    New Reichstag

    Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    On 21 March 1933, the new Reichstag was constituted with an opening ceremony at the Garrison Church in Potsdam. This "Day of Potsdam" was held to demonstrate unity between the Nazi movement and the old Prussian elite and military. Hitler appeared in a morning coat and humbly greeted Hindenburg.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels organized Potsdam celebration

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Goebbels' first productions were staging the Day of Potsdam, a ceremonial passing of power from Hindenburg to Hitler, held in Potsdam on 21 March.


  • Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Reichstag assembled under turbulent circumstances

    Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    On 23 March 1933, the Reichstag assembled at the Kroll Opera House under turbulent circumstances. Ranks of SA men served as guards inside the building, while large groups outside opposing the proposed legislation shouted slogans and threats towards the arriving members of parliament.


  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 31, 1933

    Great Depression

    Civilian Conservation Corps is created

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 31, 1933

    The Civilian Conservation Corps, a public works relief program, is created. It would last until 1942 and is an icon of the New Deal programs.


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