November 30th, 1936 issue of LIFE magazine.

The 1930s was a decade that ran from January 1, 1930, to December 31, 1939.


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  • 1933 - King Kong rampages in New York, destroying an elevated train, a Curtiss Helldiver biplane and killing several citizens.
  • 1939 - Martian landing in Grover's Mill, an unincorporated village in West Windsor Township, New Jersey in the United States.


  • Chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Hollis Mulwray, embroiled in a fidelity scandal and later found dead by drowning at the Oak Pass reservoir in 1937.[1]

World leadersEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. Chinatown (1974)
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