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Events of the day


We forget what’s happened in a year -- in this year or any year.  Here are a few events, in whimsical order, that I hope will help you tie Edgar Cayce to his times.  

Thanks, Wikipedia!
 

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner adopted as United States National anthem

Jane Addams becomes first American woman awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Empire State Building, George Washington Bridge, completed in New York City

Austria's largest bank goes bankrupt, causes banking collapse in Central Europe; worldwide financial meltdown results

Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting, Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue; Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory exhibited in New York City

Comic strip detective Dick Tracy debuts

Al Capone sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

Nevada legalizes gambling; National Committee formed to study the repeal of prohibition

Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein released

Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights released

James Earl Jones, Robert Duvall, William Shatner, and Leonard Nimoy born

The millenialist Bible Student movement adopts the name Jehovah’s Witnesses

Albert Einstein's wife, Elsa, on being told that the Palomar Observatory in California would help scientists discover the size of the universe, quipped, "Oh.  My husband does that on the back of an old envelope."
 -- in Michio Kaku's book
, Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos



1932

Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the infant son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh, kidnapped from family home near Hopewell, New Jersey

Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches lowest level of the Great Depression, 41.22
Unemployment in USA is about 33% – 14 million
 
Great Britain jails Mohatmas Ghandi over Indian constitutional reforms

Four people killed when police fire upon 3,000 unemployed autoworkers marching outside Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan

Approximately 15,000 World War I veterans gather in Washington, D.C. demanding immediate payment of military bonus, becoming known as the Bonus Army. Two months later, President Herbert Hoover orders U.S. Army to forcibly evict them.  Bonus Army gone the next day.

About 6 million unemployed in Germany.  Many people in depressed countries not receiving unemployment benefit -- governments not able to afford benefit payments

Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, opening opportunity for him to run in 1932 election for Reichspräsident

The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (0.26 ¢/L) sold.

Amelia Earhart flies from USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes

Hattie W. Caraway, D-Arkansas, first woman elected to United States Senate.

Ten weeks after abduction, infant son of Charles Lindbergh found dead a few miles from Lindbergh home

Cipher Bureau breaks German Enigma cipher

A meteorite weighing 13.7 lbs. breaks into at least 7 fragments and strikes earth near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley published

New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, considered final death knell of vaudeville as popular entertainment in the United States

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century debuts on American radio. It is the first science fiction program on radio

Tarzan the Ape Man opens, with Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role (Weismuller will star in a total of 12 Tarzan films).

Fred Allen's radio comedy show debuts

Clara, Lu & Em, generally regarded as the first daytime network soap opera, debuts

Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the 1932 World Series

Comedian Benjamin Kubelsky’s radio show airs for first time.  We knew him as Jack Benny.  Well!

 

 

 

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