This Year in History, 1933
November 19, 1933. Josephine Sianchuk marries Joseph Sworak.
Mother was 20 years of age. While Dad had just marked his 22 birthday, two days earlier on November 17.
He’d go on to repeat every year — for some 58 years — that it was the best birthday present he could ever have received.
Young faces. Able-bodied, determined souls.
That would be Mother and Dad.
Yet in 1933
Unemployment in the U.S. reaches its highest level with 1 out of every 3 unemployed by winter, at the height of the Great Depression
Unemployment in Canada reaches its highest level of 27% by winter, at the height of the Great Depression
Population in Saskatchewan fell below natural replacement level
Canadian Radio Broadcasting Corporation and the Bank of Canada are established in ’32-’33
January 30, Adolph Hitler named Chancellor of Germany
March 4, Bertha Wilson appointed first woman to sit on Supreme Court of Canada
March 18, Studebaker declares bankruptcy
March 31, German Republic gives Hitler power
April 25, Canadian government withdraws from the Gold Standard
October 4, Esquire Magazine publishes first issue
December 5, Prohibition ends State-side
December 21, Newfoundland reverts to crown colony of Great Britain