Monday, September 26, 2011


In the 1930's the Great Depression became a worldwide business slump that affected almost all the nations. Although, this decade was deeply influenced by the depression many great inventions and progressions for the U.S. still occurred at this time.
1930's Facts

  • 1930
    • Pluto Discovered
  • 1931
    • Al Capone imprisoned for Income Tax Evasion
    • Empire State Building completed
    • U.S. officially gets a National Anthem
  • 1932
    • Air Conditioning Invented
    • Amelia Earhart First Woman to fly solo over the Atlantic
    • Scientists split the atom
  • 1933
    • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
    • First Nazi Concentration camp established 
    • Wiley Post flies around the world in 8 1/2 days
  • 1934
    • Bonnie and Clyde killed by the police
    • The cheeseburger was created
    • Parker brother sells the game Monopoly 
  • 1935
    • John Maynard Keynes suggests new economic theory 
    • Social Security enacted in U.S.
  • 1936
    • The Hoover Dam is completed 
  • 1937
    • Amelia Earhart vanishes
    • The golden gate bridge opens
  • 1938
    • Broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" causes panic 
  • 1939
    • First commercial flight over the Atlantic
    • Helicopter Invented
    • World War II begins 
1930's Fashion
Generally fashions of the 1930s are thought of as glamorous and sensuous. This is the era of the big bands, dancing and night life.
The dresses are long and elegant, evening gowns were often backless and importantly there develops a very distinct difference between daywear and evening wear. This example to the left is President Hoover, and his date in 1931. 

1 comment:

  1. I love how even though the 30's are not known to be a very happy decade, you focused on the better things that happened. Way to keep an optimistic feel on your blog! :) I love reading your entry each week. Great work!