The area where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers come closest together -- allegedly the place of the earliest human "civilization" -- lies virtually at the 33°30'N latitude, in what is now modern Iraq. The ancient pre-India city, Harappa, once lay along this latitude, as well as did Babylon.
Baghdad, Iraq is at 33°33'N latitude.
"The longest continually inhabited city in the world" is Damascus, Syria, at 33°30'N latitude.
The narrow Khyber Pass, which separates Pakistan from Afghanistan and which was traversed by various invaders of India, is 33 miles long.
The 33°30'N parallel runs through the disputed Kashmir region along with the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad; also, the Northern Himalayas, and Lungdo, Tibet.
The Republic of Kiribati (1995 est. pop. 79,000), consists of 33 islands scattered across 2,400 mi (3,860 km) of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the largest natural bridge in the world, is a symmetrical, pink sandstone arch measuring 309 ft (94 m) high, 33 ft (10 m) wide, with a 278-ft (85-m) span.
The place where 33°30'N, meets 33°30'E, is near the Southern end of the island of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean Sea, believed to host vast, unexplored archeological resources from nearby ancient cultures, allegedly even the lost city of Atlantis. Recent sonar imagery of the region reveals underwater structures resembling canals measuring 330 ft. wide with 33 ft. high walls.
Roswell, New Mexico is at 33°37'N latitude. This geo-latitudinal line also passes through what is known as the "Bermuda Triangle" in the Atlantic Ocean.
Hiroshima, Japan, is very nearly situated at the intersection of 133°30'E longitude and 33°30'N latitude. Nagasaki is near the 33°30'N, as well as is the White Sands Testing Range (New Mexico), where the atom bomb was first detonated.
The population of South Korea is approximately 33 million.
The Giza pyramid, Chephren, is 33 feet higher than the other two, by virtue of the higher ground it rests upon. Some assert that the resonant frequency of pyramidal structures is 33 hertz.
Pope Gregory IX created the Inquisition in 1233 to curb heresy, or denial of truths of the Catholic faith. It reached its peak in the 16th Century as it battled the Reformation; its most famous trial was that of Galileo in 1633.
Pope John Paul I had been pope for only 33 days before being found dead (1978).
Galileo's daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, died a nun at age 33.
Fireworks were first documented in England in 1533.
In 1433, China cloisters itself from the outside world by banning further voyages to the West, forming the first "bamboo curtain."
The British abolished the slave trade in 1833, giving impetus to abolitionists in the United States.
All in 1933: The 13th Dalai Lama died; Einstein came to America; Hoover Dam construction began (first bucket of cement); the Golden Gate Bridge's construction began; Richard Byrd's first Antarctic journey began; the first "anima-tronic" dinosaur was made; the Chicago World's Fair took place; the prohibition of alcohol was repealed; the first drive-in theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey; Harkins Theatres began; AZ's first Governor, Hunt, completed his 7th term; the current version of the board-game, Monopoly, was first copyrighted; archeologists discover in New Mexico what is then the oldest evidence of humans in America, the "Clovis point"; the US Navy's first aircraft carrier, USS Ranger, is launched; the Indian Air Force is formed; Air France is founded; two British aircraft make the first flight over Mount Everest; Billie Holiday's musical career begins; Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf composed; Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes President of the United States (1933-1945) and gave his First Innaugural Address wherein, speaking of The New Deal, said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"; he founded the Civilian Conservation Corps ("CCC," "Three Cs," or "Triple C"); on April 5, under Presidential Executive Order, all privately held gold in the US was confiscated; the Securities Act of 1933 requires regulation and disclosure to discourage fraud and deception; the first foreign oil speculators entered Saudi Arabia; Hitler was elected Chancelor in 1933, which was the year the Third Reich of Nazi Germany arose; The Pope decreed 1933 as a Holy Year to Aid World Peace. The Mahatma Gandhi ended his 21-day fast on May 7, 1933.
And Richard Sharpe, the fictitious Napoleonic Era soldier of the Sharpe series of novels, once served in the 33rd Regiment of Foot.
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it (or even read all of it). These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.