Can You Guess the Year? 3-26-12 |

Can You Guess the Year? 3-26-12

Article and artwork by Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.
Walt Disney's classic Silly Symphony cartoon "The Three Little Pigs" was first released.

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This year King Kong premiered in New York City.

The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer expressed interest in the “Wizard of Oz” books for a series of animated cartoons, but they failed to make a deal with the estate of creator L. Frank Baum.

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco Bay.

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg.

The Lone Ranger made his first appearance on American radio.

The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduced the first singing telegram.

In Miami, Fla., Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead fatally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial was dedicated.

U.S. President Herbert Hoover was succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), who in reference to the Great Depression, proclaimed, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself” in his inauguration speech. FDR is sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday,” closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation for the first time as President of the United States, in the first of his “Fireside Chats.”

The Civilian Conservation Corps was established with the mission to relieve rampant unemployment.

The Gestapo was established in Germany.The Nazis staged massive public book burnings.

Walt Disney’s classic Silly Symphony cartoon “The Three Little Pigs” was first released.

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany; he accepted a position at Princeton University.

The Civilian Conservation Corps, a public work relief program was organized this year.

The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, repealing Prohibition.

Can you guess the year?


Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.


The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1919. Congratulations to Chuck Reid of Penrose, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

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