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The 1930s is the fourth decade of the 20th century. Occurring right after the Roaring Twenties, it is better known as the Great Depression in the United States.

Years and Events[]

  • 1930
    • Mahatma Gandhi defies the British salt tax.[1]
  • 1931
    • The first all air-conditioned passenger train begins operation.[2][3]
    • Al Capone is convicted for tax evasion.[4]
    • The long-playing 33-1/3-rpm record débuts.[5]
  • 1932
    • The first splitting of an atom by a particle accelerator[6]
    • Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.[7]
  • 1933
    • FDR delivers his first fireside chat.[8]
    • Roosevelt's New Deal begins.[9]
    • King Kong climbs the Empire State Building.[10]
    • Albert Einstein emigrates to the U.S.[11]
    • Eleanor Roosevelt holds White House press conferences for women.[12]
  • 1934
    • Al Capone is sent to Alcatraz.[13]
  • 1935
    • Zora Neale Hurston publishes Mules and Men.[14]
    • Kodak introduces the first commercial color film.[15]
    • The Social Security Act is passed under Franklin D. Roosevelt.[16]
    • Eleanor Roosevelt first writes "My Day."[17]
    • The game Monopoly is copyrighted during the Great Depression.[18]
  • 1936
    • Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Berlin Games.[19]
    • The new American Labor Party supports FDR's New Deal.[20]
  • 1937
    • General Motors factory workers hold a sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan.[21]
    • The news covers the Hindenburg disaster.[22]
  • 1938
    • The Volkswagen Beetle is introduced.[23]
  • 1939
    • The first televised baseball game[24]
    • The New York World's Fair is held.[25] It is opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on television.[26]
    • Colonel Sanders perfects his fried chicken recipe.[27]
    • Cal-San workers go on strike during the Great Depression.[28]
  • Undated
    • Hobos form the yegg culture.[29]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Episode 14, the Time Pilots meet a female hobo who talks about yegg culture during the Great Depression. Despite the fact that she knows all about yegg culture, she is not allowed to become a yegg because she's a woman. Her clues lead the Time Pilots to the 1930s.

In Episode 32, Medeva taunts the Time Pilots about Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, a collection of African folktales. Her clues cause the Time Pilots to figure out that Medeva is headed for the 1930s, specifically 1935.

In Episode 59, Medeva talks about the time when Eleanor Roosevelt held White House press conferences for female journalists. From there, the Time Pilots discover that Medeva is in the 1930s, specifically 1933, when Eleanor's husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States.

References[]

  1. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 13"
  2. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 5"
  3. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 14"
  4. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 48"
  5. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 44"
  6. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 7"
  7. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 8"
  8. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 4"
  9. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 27"
  10. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 35"
  11. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 40"
  12. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 59"
  13. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 60"
  14. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 32"
  15. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 33"
  16. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 48"
  17. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 1"
  18. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 2"
  19. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 44"
  20. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 11"
  21. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 29"
  22. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 59"
  23. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 34"
  24. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 3"
  25. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 33"
  26. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 9"
  27. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 65"
  28. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 4"
  29. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 14"
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