21 Mar 1933
  • Germany established a special court to handle crimes committed against the country. It was presided by three Nazi Party-affiliated judges and had no jury. ww2dbase [CPC]
China
  • Japanese troops captured Yiyuankou Pass of the Great Wall near Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The opening ceremonies of the German Reichstag were held at the Garrison Church in Potsdam, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt submitted his plan to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps to the United States Congress; it was initially opposed by organized labor leaders and even some members of the Democratic Party for the plan's militaristic organization, fascist appearance, and low wages (US$1 per day of work), but it would nevertheless be passed into law within ten days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Mar 1933
Hitler, Papen, and Goebbels in celebration of the opening of the Reichstag in the Garnisonkirche in Potsdam, Germany, 21 Mar 1933Adolf Hitler and German Crown Prince Wilhelm at Potsdam, Germany on Potsdam Day, 21 Mar 1933German President Paul von Hindenburg, War Minister Werner von Blomberg, and Chancellor Adolf Hitler at Potsdam, Germany, 21 Mar 1933German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and German President Paul von Hindenburg, Potsdam, Germany, 21 Mar 1933

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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