Today in History
4 January 2013
January 4, 1932 - As the Great Depression deepened across the country, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard testimony on the need for unemployment relief. Speakers described people living in the street, digging through garbage dumps for scraps and slowly withering away. "They do not die quickly," the director of the Children's Bureau of Philadelphia said. "You can starve for a long time without dying."