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History of the 1930s

The 1930s were a difficult period for humankind, beginning with the Great Depression and ending with a World War. Name these famous incidents from throughout the decade.
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Last updated: April 13, 2014
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Year
Incident
Answer
1930
This iconic building opens in New York
Chrysler Building
1930
This aviator becomes the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
Amy Johnson
1931
This Chinese territory is invaded by Japan
Manchuria
1931
This car manufacturer is founded in Germany
Porsche
1932
This Australian structure is opened to the public
Sydney Harbour Bridge
1932
This dystopian novel is first published
Brave New World
1933
Adolf Hitler is appointed to this role by the President of Germany
Chancellor
1933
Prohibition ends in America with the ratification of this amendment
21st Amendment
1934
This economic policy is introduced to address the Depression in the USA
New Deal
1934
The military retreat of China's Red Army gains this nickname
The Long March
1935
This becomes Hollywood's first full Technicolor film
Becky Sharp
1935
This British advocate of Arab independence dies in a motorcycle accident
Lawrence of Arabia
1936
A civil war erupts in this country
Spain
1936
This becomes the last silent (non-dialogue) film to gain wide distribution
Modern Times
1936
This nation hosts the Summer Olympics
Germany
1936
This British king abdicates to marry a divorcée
Edward VIII
1937
36 people perish in the explosion of this craft
Hindenburg
1937
This American composer dies of a brain tumor
George Gershwin
1938
This name is given to Germany's annexation of Austria
Anschluss
1938
A radio adaptation of this science fiction classic causes a panic
War of the Worlds
1938
A night of widespread violence against German Jews is given this name
Kristallnacht
1938
This agreement formalises the 'appeasement strategy' towards Nazi Germany
Munich Agreement
1939
A World's Fair is held in this city
New York
1939
"Gone With The Wind" premieres in this city
Atlanta
1939
The invasion of this country marks the beginning of World War II
Poland
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level 39
Dec 22, 2014
Good quiz but more time needed. I am a touch typist and got a really low result!
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level 65
Sep 16, 2016
I kept thinking the first question should have been Empire State Building. I still got 17 right though. Great Quiz