This Day in History

The Legend of Loch Ness Emerges

On May 2, 1933, the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness “Monster” was reported by a local newspaper, igniting a fascination that would captivate the world for decades. The legend of “Nessie,” purported to be a prehistoric creature lurking in the depths of Loch Ness in Scotland, has spurred countless expeditions and scientific studies […]

Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugurated as President

Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States on March 4, 1933. His presidency marked a pivotal moment in American history, as he led the nation through the Great Depression and World War II, implementing groundbreaking policies to address economic turmoil and social challenges.

The Movie “King Kong” Premieres in New York City

On this day in 1933, the iconic monster movie “King Kong” premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, “King Kong” captivated audiences with its groundbreaking special effects and remains a classic of American cinema.

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge Begins

On this day in 1933, construction commenced on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge, with its stunning art deco design, would become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

Prohibition in the United States Comes to an End

On this liberating day in 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, officially ending the era of Prohibition. The nation rejoiced as the ban on the production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was lifted.

Albert Einstein

Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler’s Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States. He makes his new home in Princeton, N.J.