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#TBT to 1933

10.31.19

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The Nationals are the World Champions! DC hasn’t even had a team appear in the World Series since 1933, when the Washington Senators lost to the New York Giants, and no game lasted longer than 3 hours. Here’s a look back at some other things that were going on at the time.

 

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(The original King Kong - nypost.com)

Men wore fedoras and double-breasted overcoats, women wore shoulder pads, and everyone was getting their initials stitched onto their clothes. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began, Newsweek Magazine began publication, King Kong was entertaining movie audiences, and Krispy Kreme opened their first donut store in Nashville.

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(The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge - sfgate.com)

James Brown, Nina Simone, Gene Wilder, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson, Michael Caine, and Yoko Ono were all born in 1933, a great year for producing iconic entertainers! Prohibition was officially repealed with the 21st Amendment and Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Cab Calloway were making hits to liven up any party!

cab band

(Cab Calloway and his band - cabcallowayfoundation.org)

During his inauguration, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed ‘we have nothing to fear but fear itself’ as the U.S. economy faced a 25% unemployment rate in the midst of The Great Depression; the New Deal would be introduced later that year. Average annual salary was only about $1500, but average rent was only $18/month

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(President Roosevelt during one of his Fireside Chats - fdranewdealerinhope.weebly.com)

And a lot of immigrants arrived to the United States, including one by the name of Albert Einstein!

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(Albert Einstein - edn.com)

 

 

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