|Start of the Great Depression. Mahatma Gandhi starts the Salt March in India.
|Empire State Building completed in New York. Japanese invasion of Manchuria begins.
|Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a solo air crossing of the Atlantic. Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected President of the United States.
|Adolf Hitler comes to power in Germany. The New Deal begins in the U.S.
|Dust Bowl begins in the U.S. and Canada. Mao Zedong begins the Long March in China.
|Social Security Act passed in the U.S. Mussolini invades Ethiopia.
|Spanish Civil War begins. Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany.
|Hindenburg disaster occurs in New Jersey. Japan invades China, initiating the Second Sino-Japanese War.
|Hitler annexes Austria and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast causes panic.
|World War II begins with Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland. Soviet Union invades Finland.