King George V 1932 Farthing

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What Happened in 1932?

  • The British Interplanetary Society is founded. 
  • The chocolate chip cookie is invented by Ruth Wakefield. 
  • The United States Federal Government ends Prohibition and outlaws cannabis. 
  • A coup attempt against Franklin Delano Roosevelt fails in the United States (see Smedley Butler). 
  • The London Passenger Transport Board is founded. 
  • Jimmie Angel becomes the first foreigner to see the Angel Falls (they are named after him). 
  • Nazi Germany forms the Expert Committee on Questions of Population and Racial Policy under Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick. 
  • The Holodomor famine takes place in the Ukraine. 
  • The Adélaïde Concerto, a spurious work attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is published as "edited" (actually composed) by Marius Casadesus. 
  • The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 is passed in Great Britain. 
  • US President Roosevelt rejects socialism and government ownership of industry. 
  • 15 million unemployed are in the USA. 
  • 5 coalition cabinets form and fall in France.