1930-1939 A.D. - The Inklings, Agatha Christie & The All Seeing Eye

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Photo - Magdelen College

 

1930

Herbert Hoover is president of the USA/Charles Curtis is vice president –  George V is king of England/Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister

Construction starts on the Empire State Building

Dorothy Garrod’s Mount Carmel excavations continue

Pluto is discovered by Clyde William Tombaugh

Sir Leonard Woolley continues his excavations at Ur/Sumer in Iraq

April 3, the 2nd Academy Award ceremony takes place, it’s hosted by William C. deMille, Best Picture goes to The Broadway Melody (it is one of the first to have a Technicolor sequence) at the Ambassador Hotel (Wikipedia) 

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 4 years old

July 7, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dies in Crowborough, UK

Niels Bohr helps refugees fleeing from Nazism

Charles Williams’ very first book War in Heaven is published, it’s about the “discovery of the Holy Grail in a country church, its theft by a black magic enthusiast, and the attempt of an Anglican parson and a Roman Catholic Duke to rescue it. Not did even this seem to be entirely what the story was about, for the pursuit of the Grail…was soon giving place to visionary experiences and the contentions of good and evil.” “By that time—1930—the name ‘Mr. Charles Williams’ was a familiar sight on the list of evening classes arranged by the London County Council at the City Literary Institute and at Evening Institutes in many parts of the metropolis. Here, in bare buildings with naked light-bulbs, people of all ages and types and levels of education would come for a couple of hours each week, to sit in echoing lecture rooms and study a subject of their choice. Those who opted for English Literature would find themselves being lectured to by a thin man with round spectacles, a high forehead, and a long upper lip. He talked in a lower middle-class London accent, and the vowels of his speech seemed at first to contrast oddly with his manner, which was quite unlike that of any other Evening Institute lecturer.” (The Inklings 73)

Late in the year, C.S. Lewis, Mrs. Moore and her daughter Maureen move to the Kilns, a house at the foot of Shotover Hill not far outside Oxford and on the edge of Headington Quarry, the garden is the size of a small park on eight acres of land rising steeply up a wooded hillside broken up by a lake which could be used for bathing or even punting, Warnie, Lewis’s brother was trying to decide if he should move in with them, he wrote in his diary, “I’ve reviewed the pros and cons and came to the conclusion that on balance, I prefer the Kilns at its worst to army life at its best: the only doubtful part being “Have I seen the Kilns at its worst?” (The Inklings 39)

August 12, George Soros is born to non-observant Jewish parents in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (he survives the German occupation of Hungary and will move to the UK in 1947)  

November 5, the 3rd Academy Awards ceremony (second one this year) is held at the Ambassador Hotel, it’s hosted by Conrad Nagal, Best Picture does to All Quiet on the Western Front

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 32 years old, the Inklings are meeting regularly

December 5, Walt Disney turns 29 years old (Photo: Soviet Film Makers with Walt Disney in 1930, From left to right: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei Eisenstien, Walt Disney, Edward Tisse, Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 15 years old

Watch: YouTube “Vienna in the late 1920s and Early 1930s”

 

1931

Herbert Hoover is president of the USA/Charles Curtis is vice president –George V is king of England/Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister

The Empire State Building is completed

George Orwell dresses in poor clothes and visits down and out London, he stays in a doss-house (London the Autobiography, Pg. 391)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 5 years old

Dorothy Garrod’s Mount Carmel excavations continue

Sir Leonard Woolley continues his excavations at Ur/Sumer in Iraq

Cary Grant stars in a play called Nikki where he plays a character named Cary (legend has it that’s where he got the name Cary when Paramount asked him to change his name when he signed a contract with them in 1932)

“On Saturday, September 19, 1931 [C.S.] Lewis invited two friends to dine with him in Magdalen. One was Tolkien. The other was Hugo Dyson…After they had dined, Lewis took his guests on a walk through the Magdalen grounds. They strolled along Addison’s Walk (the path that runs beside several streams of the River Cherwell) and here they began to discuss metaphor and myth.” (The Inklings 42-43)

October 18, Thomas Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey on October 18

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 33 and the Inklings meet regularly

December 5, Walt Disney turns 30 

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 16  

 

1932

Herbert Hoover is president of the USA/Charles Curtis is vice president – George V is king England/Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister of England –

Dorothy Garrod (pioneering archaeologist) becomes the first woman to receive a professorship at the University of Cambridge (Oxford still didn’t have any women professors), and she continues her Mount Carmel excavations

Sir Leonard Woolley continues his excavations at Ur/Sumer in Iraq

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 6 

September 18, Hollywood actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping off the Hollywood sign (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1AGGFKPUh4)

October 3, with the admission of Iraq into the League of Nations, Britain terminates its mandate over the Arab nation, making Iraq independent after 17 years of British rule and centuries of Ottoman rule (Britain seized Iraq from Ottoman Turkey during WWI and was granted a mandate by the League of Nations to govern the nation in 1920, a Hashemite monarchy was organized under British protection in 1921 and on October 3, 1932, the Kingdom of Iraq was granted independence) (history.com)

Laura Ingles Wilder publishes her first book of Little House on the Prairie

Albert Einstein becomes a target of hostility in Weimar, Germany, where many citizens were suffering plummeting economic fortunes in the aftermath of defeat in the Great War, so in December, a month before Adolf Hitler became, Einstein makes the decision to emigrate to the United States, where he takes a position at the newly founded Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (he would never again enter the country of his birth) (history.com)

April 29, A picture is taken of Thelma Morgan (Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt's identical twin sister) with Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, she was his mistress between 1930-1932

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882-1940), a famous English sculptor (and known pedophile) sculpts a statue to go over the entrance of the BBC building, the sculpture is pedophiliac in nature (in the year 2022, when it becomes clear that this is representative of a longstanding, global problem, a man climbs up to the statue and actually begins to break it) 

John D. Rockefeller III (grandson of original and brother to Nelson) marries the socially connected Blanchette Ferry Hooker (1909-1992)

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 34 and the Inklings are meeting regularly

December 5, Walt Disney turns 31

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 17

 

1933

Herbert Hoover is president until March 4 when Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the 32nd president of the United States – King George V is on the throne of England – Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister of England

Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

January 23, the 20th Amendment or “The Lame Duck” amendment is ratified, this amendment changes the USA presidential inauguration date from March 4 to January 20, thereby shortening the time between election day and inauguration day from five months to three months; in the past, the transfer of power took longer, but with as there’s been technological advancement over the years, there is no longer a reason to wait that long, especially since the five month waiting period made congressmen who no longer had any power to do anything because they weren’t re-elected, waiting for the newly elected congressmen to be sworn in, these powerless congressmen were called “lame ducks,” and the 20th amendment corrected this problem

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 7 

The Inklings begin to meet at The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford

Construction starts on the Golden Gate Bridge

Dorothy Garrod’s Mount Carmel excavations continue

Sir Leonard Woolley continues his excavations at Ur/Sumer in Iraq

Civilian Conservation Corps established in the US, and thousands of young men perform conservation work across the United States

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 35

December 5, Walt Disney turns 32

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 18

 

1934

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president – King George V is on the throne of England/Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister of England

The television changes from being mechanical to electrical

The Communications Act of 1934 is enacted, giving emergency powers to the president during a state of war “During the continuance of a war in which the United States is engaged…” & “Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war…” & “Upon proclamation by the President that there exists a state or threat of war involving the United States…” (see 2020, when the Federal Mission Resilience Executive Order is issued by president Trump)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 8 years old

Dorothy Garrod’s excavations on Mount Carmel excavations conclude, during her excavations she found skeletal remains that possibly originated from the Mesolithic/’Epipalaeolithic’ era

Sir Leonard Woolley ends his excavations at Ur/Sumer in Iraq

The book, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie is published

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 36

December 5, Walt Disney turns 33

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 19 

 

1935

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president – King George V is on the throne of England/Ramsay MacDonald is prime minister of England until June 7 when he is succeeded by Stanley Baldwin (this is Baldwin’s second full term)

Elvis Presley is born in Tulepo, Mississippi

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 9 years old

August 14, The Social Security Administration is created in the U.S.

Julie Andrews is born in Wells, England

18 of the Lachish Ostraca are discovered in a guard room below the gate tower inside the outer wall at Lachish, a fortified town protecting the southern Judean hill country, they were written in 597-587 (see those years) and are now held in the British Museum (1252)

The “All Seeing Eye” pyramid is added to the US dollar bill, it had already been the reverse of the United States Seal since the founding fathers (in 1782) but it was Franklin D. Roosevelt and Secretary of Agriculture (and later the vice president) Henry A. Wallace who collaborated to put it on the bill

Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian physicist writes, “It is rather discomforting that the [quantum] theory should allow a system to be steered or piloted into one or the other type of state at the experimenter’s mercy in spite of his having no access to it.” (he said this because once two electrons interact with each other, though they stop interacting with each other and are no longer near each other, what happens to one happens to another and is called quantum entanglement or nonlocality (such as in an experiment, see 1982, Alain Aspect) (The Self-Aware Universe, Pg. 119)

Dr. Robert Moon, a physicist, designs and builds the University of Chicago cyclotron, with a team of students from William Draper Harkins’s physical chemistry department, they finish it in 1936 (New Explorations of the Moon Model, 2004—academic paper, see Geometry, Frequencies and the Universe folder)

The RMS Olympic (the identical twin sister ship of the Titanic) ends its career and is finally scrapped in Scotland, the furniture is auctioned off first

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 36 

December 5, Walt Disney turns 34 (Photo: Walt Disney on Place de la Concorde in front of Hotel de Cilion, Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 20

 

1936

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the US/John Nance Garner – King George V dies on January 20, King Edward VIII then abdicates the English throne, and George VI becomes king of England/Stanley Baldwin is the prime minister

April 9, Hugh Hefner turns 10 

August 12, George Soros turns 5 and he is living in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary

October 4, The Battle of Cable Street takes place in which anti-Semitic fascists called “blackshirts” march in London and smash the windows of Jewish shops

November 25, Tolkien gives the Sir Israel Gollancz Lecture to the British Academy titled Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics

The song These Foolish Things airs for the first time on the BBC’s Evening Revue– The Summer Olympics are held in Berlin, Germany

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 38 

December 5, Walt Disney turns 35 

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 21

 

1937

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the USA/John Nash Garner is vice president – George VI is king of England/Stanley Baldwin is prime minister of until May 28 when Neville Chamberlain succeeds him

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 11

April 28, Saddam Hussein is born in Al Awja, Iraq

May 23, John D. Rockefeller dies and he is survived by five children: Elizabeth, Alice, Alta, Edith and John Jr.

June 18, John D. Rockefeller III and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller have John (“Jay”) D. Rockefeller IV (still living, 84 years old), he goes on to be the governor of West Virginia from 1977-1985, as well as the senator for West Virginia from 1985-2015, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2007-2009)

July 12, The actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, is born

September 21, The Hobbit is published

The Golden Gate Bridge is completed in San Francisco, CA

Zakaria Goneim begins his archaeological career at Saqqara in Egypt—he finds the Lost Pyramid between 1951-1954 (UTP)

The book, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, by Manly P. Hall is published

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 39

Solomon Guggenheim establishes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, this later provides the funds for the Guggenheim Museum

December 5, Walt Disney turns 36 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 22 years old

December 21, Disney’s first full length animated feature film, Snow White, premiers at Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles, CA

RKO Pictures Advertisement 1937 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)



 

1938

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the USA/John Nance Garner is vice president – King George VI is on the throne of England/Neville Chamberlain is the prime minister of England

February 4, Disney’s first full length animated feature film, Snow White, releases in theaters across the nation

March 11-13, Germany invades Austria and incorporates it into the German Reich in what is known as the Anschluss (see photo in 1938 folder)

Olympia, a Nazi propaganda film documenting the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (with three minutes of Hitler in it) is released in theaters in Germany

Three more of the Lachish Ostraca are found in Judea from the 6th century B.C. 

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 12 

The Milner Group is now the most potent political force in Britain (The Anglo American Establishment Intro)

The Round Table, a Rhodes Secret Society propaganda publication since its establishment in 1910, is published from the Rhodes House in Oxford during World War II, “which is but one more indication of the way in which the various instruments of the Milner Group are able to cooperate with one another (AAE 138)

Karl Popper, a British-Austrian scholar and philosopher, begins to write a book titled The Open Society and its Enemies (finished in 1945) in which he says Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel is one of the reasons for the rise in totalitarianism (Hegel was born in 1770 and worked for the Prussian government/House of Hohenzollern)

Walt and Roy Disney put down a $10,000 deposit on 51 acres of land from the Burbank Dept. of Water and Power for their new state-of-the-art studio and support facility (d23.com)

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 40

December 5, Walt Disney turns 37 

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 23 

 

1939

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the USA/John Nance Garner is vice president – George VI is king of England England/Neville Chamberlain is prime minister

March 8, J.R.R. Tolkien gives an Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St. Andrews in Oxford on March 8 titled On Fairy-Stories

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 13

September 1, Germany invades Poland, in what is called the September Campaign or the Poland Campaign, on the same day, England declares war on Germany on the same day and children are evacuated from London

September 17, The Soviet Red Army invades eastern Poland and on October 6, facing invasion on two fronts, Poland is taken over by Russia and Germany

October 17, The movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington premiers in Washington D.C. starring Jimmy Stewart, who goes on to enlist as a fighter pilot during the war

Construction on Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Street Studio in Burbank begins

The old WWI Kitchener camp in Kent, England is brought back into use, this time as a transit camp for 5,000 German-Jewish and Austrian-Jewish male refuges

“In 1939, the year that Germany invaded Austria and Poland, the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey [offices at 30 Rockefeller in NY] loaned I.G. Farben $20,000,000 worth of high-grade gasoline…Germany’s two largest tank manufacturers were Opel, a subsidiary of General Motors (J.P. Morgan) and the German subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company” (The Secret War Against the Jews)

David Bohm (a great physicist) graduates from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and then begins graduate work in physics at the California Institute of Technology (see 1943 where he graduates from the University of California at Berkeley with a doctorate)

September 23, Sigmund Freud dies in Hampstead, London

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 41 

December 5, Walt Disney turns 38 

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 24 

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