Decade - 1930s

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History of the United States
Decade - 1930s

What was the GDP in the 1930s?

Assuming that you are asking about the Gross Domestic Product of the United States in 1930, it was about $91.2 billion in year 1930 U.S. dollars. Adjusting for inflation, this would be equivalent to about $790.7 billion in year 2000 dollars. Data is from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) United States Department of Commerce ( and from Measuring (

History of the United States
The Great Depression
Decade - 1930s

How did people feel during the Great Depression?

People felt like life was over. Emonism actually started during the great depression. In 1930, people across America and the USA decided life was at a stand still. Women slutted for money, and guys whored for money.

They were without jobs, and without jobs you dont have anything.

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Decade - 1930s

What was 5000 dollars worth in 1940 compared to today?

5000 dollars = about 75650 dollars today, i hope this helped!

Decade - 1930s
Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

What was Popular candy in the 1930's?


chicken dinner

milky way

Newspapers and Magazines
Decade - 1930s

What style of font did a 1930's newspaper used?

font 8

History of the United States
The Great Depression
Decade - 1930s
Dust Bowl

What was the dust bowl of 1930's?

this event was devastating to many farmers across the plains states during the Great Depression.

Decade - 1930s

How did Americans escape their problems in the 1930s?

People went to the movie a lot and show biz boomed because people needed an escape.

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What was the unemployment rate in Chicago in the 1930s?

The Census Bureau's Regional Fun Facts page for the Chicago region notes the unemployment rate for each year from 1900 to 1999. It is located at the Related Link below.

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Decade - 1970s

Opening of grave of two sahaba in Iraq in 1932?

Though in normal cases and circumstances the dead bodies in the grave decompose and disintegrate yet there are proofs where the dead bodies of martyrs, prophets and saints have been found intact when their graves were dug.

In 1932 A.D. (1351 A.H.) the then ruling King of Iraq Shah Faisal I, dreamt that he was being addressed by Hudhaifa al-Yamani, who said :-

"O king ! Remove Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari and me from the bank of river Tigris and bury us at some safe place because my grave is already water-logged, (full of water) while Jabir's grave is slowly getting water-logged."

This dream was repeated again the next night but King Faisal I, did not pay attention to it on account of his pre-occupation with state affairs. On the third night Hazrat Hudhaifa was seen in the dream by the grand Mufti of Iraq. Hazrat Hudhaifa said to the grand Mufti :- "I have been directing the king since two nights to transfer our Bodies but he has not paid any heed. Tell him emphatically to arrange for the transfer of our graves!"

So after discussing this matter, the King, his Prime Minister and the Grand Mufti decided to carry out this work. It was decided that the Grand Mufti should issue a fatwa(religious ruling) on this matter and the Prime Minister will issue the fatwa to the press, so that the public may know about this great event. It was declared that on 10th Zilhajj after noon prayers the graves shall be opened and the holy bodies shall be transferred to another place.

As it was Hajj season, pilgrims had gathered in Mecca. They requested King Faisal to postpone the event for a few days so that they all could attend the event after performing the Hajj. Hence, the King postponed this event to 20th Zilhajj.

After noon prayers, on 20th Zilhajj 1351 A.H. a large number of Muslims and non-Muslims gathered in Baghdad, and the city was heavily crowded. First when the grave of Hazrat Hudhaifa was opened water was fond inside. The body was lifted with a crane in such a way that it safely came on a stretcher. Then the stretcher was lifted by the King, the Grand Mufti, the Prime Minister and Prince Farooq of Egypt and brought to a glass coffin box made especially to keep the holy bodies. The body of Hazrat Jabir was also transferred to the glass box in the same scrupulous manner.

The most marvelous spectacle was now seen by the huge crowd that had gathered to witness this great event. Both the holy bodies of these true companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) were fresh and intact while their open eyes issued forth such divine light that the spectator's eyes were dazzled. Furthermore, their coffin, clothes, kaffan were also intact and at first glance, it appeared as if these heroes of Islam were alive. The two bodies were then taken away and buried afresh near the grave of another great hero of Islam, Salman-e-Farsi, in Salman Park which is 30 miles from Baghdad. This miracle amazed the scientists, philosophers and doctors. They were all bewildered and spellbound to witness this great miracle.

A German physiologist who had been showing a lot of interest in this was so impressed by the conditions of the bodies, which were buried for more than a thousand years, that he immediately came to the Grand Mufti, held up his hands and said, "What more evidence can there be in support of Islam. I embrace Islam so teach me about it!" Thus before thousands of people this German doctor became a Muslim. His example was followed by many Christians and Jews and for a long time it continued in Baghdad and a large number of people became Muslims as a result of this miracle.

Now let us all sit-back and think over this event and derive a lesson from this miracle. Pondering over such events is potent food for the mind and serves as an eye-opener to humanity. Some of the material above was published in a Pakistani newspaper, "Daily Jung" on 7th June 1970.

Let us now briefly look into the lives of these prominent personalities.


He was one of the most trusted companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and a near associate of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS). He was one of those seven persons who joined the funeral prayers of Bibi Fatemah (AS). There are several instances in history where Hazrat Hudhaifa has proved steadfast in his loyalty to our Holy Prophet (SAWW). Hazrat Hudhaifa had responded to the Prophet's call in battle of Trench (Khandak) when the Prophet had promised Paradise to the person who would venture out to the enemy's camp with the intention of spying their activities. Hazrat Hudhaifa was known as "the possessor of the Secret", since the Holy Prophet (SAWW) had revealed to him the names and specific identity of those hypocrites who intended to kill him on his return journey from Tabuk, but had strictly instructed him not to disclose the secret. Hudhaifa was appointed governor of Madain (which is a place near Baghdad, Iraq) by Caliph Omar and held that post for many years. He was holding that post till Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) assumed the caliphate. Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) then sent a letter to the people of Madain, informing them of his caliphate and that Hudhaifa would continue to be the governor of Madian. Hudhaifa al Yamani died just before the battle of Jamal in 36 A.H. He was buried in Madain.


Jabir-e-Ansari was also one of the most exalted companions of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Jabir was in the forefront in 18 battles, under the banner of Islam. Jabir was blessed enough to have met all the imams up to Imam Mohamed Baker(as) in his lifetime. Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (AS) has said : "Jabir -e-Ansari was the last survivor amongst the companions of the Holy Prophets(SAW). Jabir, on hearing about the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(AS) and his companions and the imprisonment and humiliation of the surviving members of his family, hastened towards Kerbala with his devoted friends and followers and buried the martyrs there. He was the first person to pay homage to the martyrs of Kerbala and carry out their burial rites. The Holy Prophet (SAW) once told Jabir that, he would live long enough to come across a person whose name would be Mohamed Baker(as) and he will resemble the Holy Prophet in appearance and values. The Holy Prophet asked Jabir to convey his salaams to this man. Throughout his life Jabir was waiting eagerly to meet our Imam. Finally, when Jabir did meet the Holy Imam he was very old but very happy and he conveyed the prophet's salaam to the Imam. Jabir did not live long after that. He was tortured by Hajjaj bin Yusuf and it is reported that molten lead was poured on the hands of Jabir by the tyrant. Jabir-e-Ansari was 94 years old when he left this world for the heavenly abode in 78 A.H. He was also buried in Madain.

Thus let us send our gift of Sure-Fateha for these two brilliant graduates from the school of Prophet hood, who devoted all their efforts in safeguarding our religion. Let us not forget their invaluable contribution to keep the flame of Islam kindled in our hearts. And pray to The Almighty Allah to help us follow their footsteps and elevate our level of imaan.

Decade - 1930s

How have cars changed since the 1930s?

thay hAve chANged alot

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Why did Americans enjoy escapist films in the 1930's?

Movies provided relief from the everyday problems of the Great Depression.

Books and Literature
Decade - 1930s

How old is Billie Jo in Out of the Dust?

She's thirteen. She will be fourteen when her baby brother is born.

Harlem Renaissance
Book Search
Decade - 1930s

What were some popular African-American books from the 1930s?

The following short list is from the a site that provides a pretty good list of African American writers since 1746:

1931. Schuyler, George, Black No More.

1932. Brown, Sterling A., Southern Road.

*****Fisher, Rudolph, The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem.

1934. Hurston, Zora Neale, Jonah's Gourd Vine.

1936. Bontemps, Arna, Black Thunder.

1938. Wright, Richard, Uncle Tom's Children.

Decade - 1930s

Is 2.08 and 2.008 equivalent or not equivalent?


Die-cast Toys
Decade - 1950s
Decade - 1930s

What toys were invented in the 1950's?

Well, it's not always easy to answer because some toys were invented and may have had prototypes prior to 1950, but didn't become mass marketed and popular until the 1950's. For example, the board game 'Clue'. It was originally called 'Cluedo' and was first thought of around 1947 by Anthony Pratt in England, but WWII kept it from being actually made until he sold the rights to his idea to a British company called Waddington's in the mid 1950's. Later on, it became known to the rest of the world as 'Clue' and was marketed by Parker Brothers (which was later on bought out by Hasbro). So, it could be considered a '50's toy since it didn't see the light of day as a licensed and copy-write protected product until then.

Decade - 1930s

How were women treated during the 1930's?

Women were treated with well during that time period, did not have as many rights as they do now, such as right to vote. but it is still true that women were put under men, to serve under them. and it is also true that women have a better sence of hearing so they can hear men yell "woman, make me a samich". samich of course meaning sandwhich.

Decade - 1930s

Where can you find pictures of Chicago neighborhoods circa 1930s?

The Realtors Koenig & Strey have been using pictures of Chicago neighborhoods as part of their latest advertising campaign. All the photos they have used are copyrighted by the Chicago Historical Society. They would probably be your best resource. The above site is really helpful. It has tons of photos from Chicago's neighborhoods and others. Check it out. Good Luck... Damian Plaza

Decade - 1930s

Where did the itinerant workers move to in the 1930's?

Because of the Great Depression, many people migrated to New York in search of work, but more often to California which was known as the 'sunshine state'. People hoped this would bring them jobs and happiness. These Itinerant workers were more often than not Mexican.

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History, Politics & Society
Colonial America
Declaration of Independence
Decade - 1930s

Where can you find fashions of the women of the 1930s and 1940s?

I Know That If A School Is Through Is Getting Rid Of Old Textbooks About Fashion And Design That Should Be The First Place You Should Look. Or Go On EBay And Search Old Fashion Design Textbooks. The Best Resources For Those Fashions Would Be The Fashion And Design Textbooks: ---- The Theroy Of Fashion Design By: Helen L. Brockman Published: 1965 ---- The Second Skin An Interdisciplinary Study Of Clothing By: Marilyn J. Horn Published: 1968 ---- Fashion Innovation And Marketing By: Kathryn Moore Greenwood/ Mary Fox Murphy Published: 1978 ---- Try The Textbooks It Listed Those Will Be The Biggest Help But Make Sure It Was Published In Those Years.

Decade - 1930s

What were some household items in the 1930's?

A desk or Tower Radio, A telephone (Candlestick or desk), a typewriter, and A decorative mantle clock.

African-American History
Society and Civilization
The Great Depression
Decade - 1930s

Why was there racism in Mississippi during the 1930s?

Because the white people didn't like the black people and they didn't want them.

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How much did a book cost in the 1930's?

$0.69 was the cost of a book in the 1930's.

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What are some quotes that descirbe the fashion in the 1930s?

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Was there snowboarding during the 1930s?

Jack Burchett made a snowboard like sled in 1929, by tying horse reins to a cut out of plywood. Next Sherman Poppen Created the Snurfer in 1965, the Snurfer is often cited as being the first snowboard.

Lyrics and Sheet Music
Decade - 1930s

In the 1930s US radio stations refused to play songs with what word in the lyrics?

There was not just one word-- there was an entire list of words. In the 1930s, America was very conservative. It wasn't just songs that were censored-- ideas were censored too. Radio network owners worried about offending the Catholic church (which was very influential) or offending southern (white) affiliates. Thus, radio stations were not allowed to mention birth control or family planning. They were also not allowed to discuss segregation or lynching. As for song lyrics, any swear words, even the mildest ones like "damn" were banned. But so were common euphemisms that might have a sexual meaning. In 1931, for example, a Boston station (WBZ) went on a "purity campaign" where songs the program manager thought might be about sex were removed from the air. And it's not so much that US radio stations refused to play certain songs-- the record companies themselves knew that it would be a problem if they released controversial songs, so they tried to release songs that were mass-appeal and unlikely to alienate the majority of listeners.


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