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This is a timeline of events that occurred during the 1930s.

1930

January

4th

  • Greta Müller files an incident report with the Macon County Sheriff's Office against her husband Henrik for domestic assault and battery, but presses no formal charges.[3]

Between January 4 and January 11, 1930

  • The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases a report showing a major disparity between the poor and the wealthy in the United States.[3]

11th

  • The Voice of the People publishes an editorial citing the IRS report condemning U.S. politicians for perpetuating a government that exists not to protect the average citizen, but to benefit the Rockefellers, Dreibergs, and other wealthy families who have earned fortunes by exploiting common laborers.[3]

February

6th

  • Greta Müller files another Macon County Sheriff's Office incident report against her husband Henrik for domestic assault and battery, but again presses no formal charges. Their son Rolf brutally beats Henrik in retaliation.[3]

November

30th

Before 1931

1931

  • Beatrice Vernon begins a romantic affair with Fred Motz, a mechanic working for her husband Moe at Vernon's Auto Repairs.[4]
  • Linda Juspeczyk dies in a car accident shortly after marrying a Northwestern University medical student.[3]

April

1st

1932

  • Ursula Zandt hears a police officer whistling at her good looks. Furious, she runs across the street and hits him, for which she is arrested.[3]

Fall

1933

March

  • Doc Savage Magazine #1, the first pulp magazine to feature Doc Savage, is published.[1][5]

Summer

Before October

  • Rolf Müller becomes a staunch anti-communist and joins the Ku Klux Klan. He, along with Frank Burrows and three other Klan members, are accused of murdering a black couple, Samuel and Elois Horton, after they attend the cirrus in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

October

3rd

5th

November

3rd

1935

June

24th

July

7th

1936

February

20th

August

18th

  • Robert Redford is born.[1]

1937

1938

March

12th

  • After Nazi forces seize control of Austria, Adolf Hitler marches into that country, stopping first in his hometown of Linz to deliver a speech to the masses.[1]

26th

In or After March 1938

June

  • Action Comics 1, the first appearance of Superman is published. Hollis Mason and others take notice. The arrival of superheroes as a publishing phenomenon inspires a number of people to put on costumes and fight crime.[5]

Fall

  • Hollis Mason discreetly reads several more comic books from children, never telling anyone else about his interest in superheroes.[5]

October

2nd

7th

14th

  • A mysterious masked man known as Hooded Justice saves a young couple from getting mugged.[5]

15th

21st

1939

January

12th

February

June

15th

September

  • DC Comics’ All-Star Comics issue #2 hits stands, featuring tales of The Spectre, Hourman, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Flash, Johnny Thunder, The Sandman, and Red, White & Blue.
  • The Minutemen superhero group is formed.

1st

Before 11th

  • Word of the Minutemen's fledgling formation begins to spread.[3]

11th

Before October 6th

October

6th

After October 6th

Late November or December 1939

December

14th

  • Hooded Justice expresses approval of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich during an interview with Newsworld. In the article, the vigilante applauds Hitler for saving his nation from economic collapse, restoring dignity to his people, and "exterminating the undisciplined and perverse" from humanity.[3] Ursula Zandt, a Jew, is highly offend by his comments, but Nelson Gardner sweeps the matter under the rug to keep the Minutemen's reputation intact.[14]

16th

Late December

  • The Minutemen lease a Manhattan brownstone from J.D. Dorchester, of Dorchester oil fame, to serve as their headquarters, for a monthly rate of $400 dollars.[3]
  • Moloch the Mystic uses a Solar Mirror Weapon to terrorize the city. He threatens to destroy the Empire State Building unless police provide him with a hand-rendered, illuminated copy of William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, worth more than $16 million dollars.[3] The Minutemen manage to defeat Moloch and take his Solar Mirror Weapon, displaying it in their headquarters' trophy room.[13]

Circa December 25th

  • The Minutemen first Christmas party

    The Minutemen hold their first Christmas party.[10]

Between December 1939 and October 2nd, 1940

Between December 1939 and May 13th, 1946

  • Silhouette remains aloof from her fellow Minutemen, becoming close only with Larry Schexnayder and, to some extent, Nite Owl and Mothman. She often tells them about her Aunt Emma in Katzenbuhl, Austria, and comments that men tend to treat people like cars.

In or After 1939 Until 1977

  • The United States government abolishes laws banning vigilantism in order to accommodate the strategically useful talents of costumed adventurers.
  • Psychologists such as Fredric Wertham offer theories about why someone would choose to don a costume and fight crime, while others spread jokes, rumors, and innuendo about the superhero crowd's motives.

1939 to 1949

  • Throughout his time with the Minutemen, Nelson Gardner suffers from the paranoid delusion that other members of the group are snickering behind his back. As a result, he spends much of his time desperate to earn their respect.[14]

1930s or 1940s

  • Mr. Osterman expresses to his son Jon an admiration for the sky's precision.

1930s and 1940s

  • Clandestine pornographic comic books, dubbed Tijuana Bibles, flourish as an art form, featuring fictional characters like Chic Young's Blondie Boopadoop, as well as actress Mae West and Minutemen crimefighter Silk Spectre I. One such comic, portraying Jupiter's sexual exploits with a salesman from Acme Brush Co..

Late 1930s to 1950

  • Throughout his criminal career, the Screaming Skull is more interested in having fun playing the role of a typical comic book supervillain than in reaping the rewards of his schemes. Though he steals more than $15 million worth of property, he clears only $2,000 or so in total, due to steep overhead and insurance costs.[3]

References

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