Tag Archives: 1933

What Happened – December 5

It was on this day in 1952 that a thick blanket of fog settled over London. Nothing unusual there, except that the weather patterns made it so the fog stayed in the city for the next four days. It combined … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 17

It was on this day in 1931 that Al Capone was found guilty on five charges of income tax evasion. The Chicago gangster was involved in many different illegal enterprises, mostly bootlegging and gambling, but the government wasn’t able to get enough evidence to tie him … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 14

It was on this day in 1798 that it became illegal in the United States for anyone to say, write or publish “false, scandalous, and malicious” comments about government officials or policies. Signed by John Adams, it was passed during the Quasi-War with … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 6

It was on this day in 1887 that the monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii signed a new constitution. The document had been written by a group called the Hawaiian League, and it transferred most of the political power from the monarchy … Continue reading

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What Happened – June 6

“The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” With that as a motto, the first drive-in theater opened on this day in 1933. Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. had been working on the concept for almost a year … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 27

It was on this day in 1937 that about 200,000 people walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction on the suspension bridge had started over four years previously, and this was the first day of a week-long celebration of it’s completion. Built to replace a 20 … Continue reading

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