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  Timeline: 1933  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 26, 1933 Milan-San Remo Learco Guerra (Ita) 281.5 km
April 2, 1933 Tour of Flanders Alfons Schepers (Bel) 227 km
April 16, 1933 Paris-Roubaix Sylvere Maes (Bel) 255 km
May 25, 1933 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Francois Gardier (Bel) 213 km
June 9-28, 1933 Giro d'Italia Alfredo Binda (Ita) 17 Stages, 3,343 km
June 26-July 23, 1933 Tour de France Georges Speicher (Fra) 23 Stages, 4,395 km
August 14, 1933 World Championships Georges Speicher (Fra) Monthlery, France 250 km
October 15, 1933 Giro di Lombardia Domenico Piemontesi (Ita) Milan-Milan, 230.2 km

•  Tour de France Innovation - the organizers of the TdF establish the first “Best Climber Prize” . Spaniard Vicente Trueba was the winner of the first prize.

•  Germany - 1933, the infamous Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and officially started one of the worst eras in world history.

•  USA - Economic woes continue as the United States experiences the worst year of the “ Great Depression ”.

•  Prohibition Ends - The ratification of the 21 st amendment to the US Constitution repealed the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.

•  France - The first lottery in France was drawn. A barber from Tarascon won 5 million French Franc prize. The winning number was 18414.

•  Hollywood - the movie King Kong was released.

Notable Deaths -
Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933
, 30th President of the USA, he was a lawyer from Northampton, Massachusetts. Coolidge became President August 3, 1923 after the death of sitting President Warren Harding. He died at home in Northampton of a coronary blood clot January 5, 1933.

 

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