12 Mar 1933
  • Jews in Gedern, Germany were assaulted by others of the town. One of them was severely injured and was forced to remain hospitalized for the following year. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Franklin Roosevelt held the first of a series of radio addresses, which would later be known as Fireside Chats, speaking on the banking crisis. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
  • A German ruling established two legal national flags: the reintroduced black-white-red imperial tricolor and the Nazi Party swastika flag. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Du Yuming received orders to withdraw Chinese 25th Division from the area near Gubeikou Pass of the Great Wall in Hebei Province, China. ww2dbase [First Battle of Hebei | Du Yuming | CPC]
  • Zhang Xueliang resigned his position as the head of the Beiping Military Committee. ww2dbase [Zhang Xueliang | CPC]
Germany

12 Mar 1933 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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