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1934Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself 'Führer ' (leader).

1934Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

1934FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

1934Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

1934"Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party

1934All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

1934Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces

1934Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)

1934Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

1934Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

1934Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1934NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

1934Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

1934Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0

1934Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six

1934FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

1934John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

1934US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

1934Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

1934Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1934Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

1934FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

1934Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours 1 six

1934Hitler proclamation on German unified states

1934Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1934Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

1934"Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

1934Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars

1934Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes

1934FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal

1934Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP

1934Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours

1934Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

1934In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

19342,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

1934NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1934Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

1934W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

1934Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

19341st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

1934Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

1934Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

1934Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

1934Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

1934Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

1934John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

1934Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

1934Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

1934Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted

1934Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

1934Ponsford & Bradman make 451 partnership in 316 minutes v Eng

1934 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison 
Jan 1
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective 
Jan 1
International Telecommunication Union established 
Jan 1
Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring". 
Jan 2
1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania 
Jan 2
Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes 
Jan 4
1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange," premieres 
Jan 5
Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also) 
Jan 5
National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball 
Jan 7
"Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts 
Jan 8
Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam 
Jan 13
The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR. 
Jan 15
8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die 
Jan 15
Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut) 
Jan 15
While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest. 
Jan 17
Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants 
Jan 17
Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated 
Jan 17
NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract 
Jan 18
Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End," premieres in NYC 
Jan 19
Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement 
Jan 20
Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria 
Jan 22
Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady MacBeth," premieres in Leningrad 
Jan 26
Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes 
Jan 26
Nazi Germany & Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years 
Jan 26
The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City. 
Jan 26
German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed. 
Jan 27
27th Australian Men's Tennis Open: Fred Perry beat Crawford (6-3 7-5 6-1) 
Jan 27
French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair) 
Jan 27
VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe 
Jan 28
1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont) 
Jan 30
1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC 
Jan 30
Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days 
Jan 30
Hitler proclamation on German unified states 
Jan 31
FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce 
Feb 1
Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his 
Feb 2
Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism 
Feb 6
Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500 
Feb 6
Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France. 
Feb 7
1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss 
Feb 8
Export-Import Bank organizes in Washington, DC 
Feb 8
Gaston Doumergue forms new French government 
Feb 9
-14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City 
Feb 9
-51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record) 
Feb 9
Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania) 
Feb 10
1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine 
Feb 10
Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp 
Feb 10
Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in NYC 
Feb 10
Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier" 
Feb 10
Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in NYC 
Feb 12
Export-Import Bank incorporates 
Feb 12
France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists 
Feb 12
The Austrian Civil War begins. 
Feb 13
Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party 
Feb 13
The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean. 
Feb 14
NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto 
Feb 16
Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund. 
Feb 16
Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland. 
Feb 17
1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn) 
Feb 19
US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months 
Feb 20
Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC 
Feb 21
Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by Natl Guard 
Feb 22
"It Happened One Night," opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall 
Feb 23
Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers 
Feb 23
Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium 
Mar 1
Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria 
Mar 1
Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 2
Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha 
Mar 3
John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol 
Mar 4
Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated 
Mar 5
Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx) 
Mar 6
Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in NYC 
Mar 8
Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars 
Mar 10
Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games) 
Mar 10
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis 
Mar 10
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner 
Mar 11
Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer 
Mar 12
Acting Pres Constantine Päts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia 
Mar 12
Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail 
Mar 12
Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin 
Mar 15
US Information Service opens 
Mar 16
Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act 
Mar 16
6th Academy Awards - "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins 
Mar 17
Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome) 
Mar 20
Rudolf Kuhnold demonstrates radar in Kiel Germany 
Mar 20
Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Phila A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers 
Mar 21
Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500 
Mar 21
Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play 
Mar 22
1st Masters golf championship began in Augusta, Ga 
Mar 22
Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000) 
Mar 23
US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945 
Mar 24
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years 
Mar 25
1st Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284 
Mar 26
Driving tests introduced in Britain 
Mar 29
Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt 
Mar 31
Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia) 
Apr 1
Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers 
Apr 1
Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good 
Apr 6
418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany 
Apr 7
In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience 
Apr 10
Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1 
Apr 12
Second highest ever wind spped of 372 km/h (231 mph) recorded on Mt Washington 
Apr 12
The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers. 
Apr 13
4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments 
Apr 13
US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act 
Apr 17
New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 
Apr 18
1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Fort Worth, Tx) 
Apr 18
Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament 
Apr 19
38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8 
Apr 19
Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer" 
Apr 20
Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police 
Apr 21
Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game 
Apr 28
FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act 
Apr 28
Soccer team Blue White '34 forms 
Apr 28
Spanish government of Samper forms 
Apr 28
Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays 
Apr 29
Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday 
Apr 30
Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution 
May 1
Austria signs pact with Vatican 
May 1
Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence 
May 1
Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert 
May 2
Nazi-Germany begins People's court 
May 2
Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59 
May 3
Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours 
May 5
60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04 
May 6
Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters 
May 7
Princess Juliana of the Netherlands opens Juliana Canal 
May 7
Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region 
May 7
Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White) 
May 7
World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines 
May 9
Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University! 
May 12
"Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1 
May 12
60th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2 
May 13
Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies 
May 15
US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive 
May 15
Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia 
May 18
Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky) 
May 18
Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense 
May 18
Jimmie Foxx hits 1st HR in Comiskey Park center field bleachers 
May 18
TWA began commercial service 
May 19
Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria 
May 19
Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in "Sat Review of Lit" Males who solved puzzle became members of Baker Street Irregulars 
May 21
Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens 
May 23
The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers. 
May 24
Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia 
May 25
Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres 
May 26
Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago 
May 28
Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5 
May 28
Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days 
May 28
Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy. 
May 28
The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated. 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h) 
Jun 1
AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar 
Jun 3
Dr Frederick Banting co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted 
Jun 5
1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC) 
Jun 6
Securities & Exchange Commission established 
Jun 6
Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game 
Jun 9
1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released 
Jun 9
38th US Golf Open: Olin Dutra shoots a 293 at Merion Cricket Club PA 
Jun 9
66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2 
Jun 10
Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome 
Jun 10
USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations 
Jun 11
Disarmament conference in Geneva fails 
Jun 12
Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines 
Jun 14
Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna 
Jun 14
Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City 
Jun 14
WOQ-AM in KC Missouri goes off the air 
Jun 15
Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated 
Jun 18
US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized 
Jun 19
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created 
Jun 22
John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One 
Jun 25
Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43) 
Jun 25
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2 
Jun 25
Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times 
Jun 26
FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions 
Jun 26
Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty 
Jun 26
W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP 
Jun 27
Federal Savings & Loan Association created 
Jun 28
Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes) 
Jun 29
69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club 
Jun 30
"Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party 
Jun 30
French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit 
Jun 30
NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions 
Jul 1
1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY 
Jul 2
General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico 
Jul 3
FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL 
Jul 4
Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment 
Jul 4
Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb. 
Jul 5
"Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco. 
Jul 6
47th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3) 
Jul 6
54th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5) 
Jul 7
Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship 
Jul 9
SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps 
Jul 10
1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia 
Jul 10
2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York 
Jul 10
Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game 
Jul 11
FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal 
Jul 12
US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned 
Jul 12
Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0) 
Jul 13
Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit) 
Jul 14
116°F (47°C), Orogrande NM (state record, broken on June 27, 1994) 
Jul 14
NY Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time 
Jul 14
Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0 
Jul 14
Ruth hits 700th career home run 
Jul 15
Continental Airlines commences operations. 
Jul 16
Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes 
Jul 17
Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland 
Jul 20
118°F (48°C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record) 
Jul 21
113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record) 
Jul 22
Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents. 
Jul 23
Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes 
Jul 24
1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY 
Jul 25
Failed nazi coup in Austria 
Jul 27
French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms 
Jul 28
118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record) 
Jul 29
17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY 
Jul 31
29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1) 
Jul 31
St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant 
Aug 2
1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it 
Aug 2
Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces 
Aug 2
William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour 
Aug 3
Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself 'Führer ' (leader). 
Aug 4
NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4 
Aug 6
US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915 
Aug 7
US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses" 
Aug 10
Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player 
Aug 11
1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay 
Aug 16
US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915) 
Aug 16
US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere 
Aug 18
48th US Women's Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H Cooke (6-1 6-4) 
Aug 18
Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours 1 six 
Aug 18
Ponsford & Bradman make 451 partnership in 316 minutes v Eng 
Aug 19
48th US Women's Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H P Fabyan (6-1 6-4) 
Aug 19
Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament 
Aug 19
The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. 
Aug 20
Ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match 
Aug 22
Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes 
Aug 22
Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12 
Aug 27
Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Harburgs musical premieres in NYC 
Aug 31
1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432) 
Sep 1
Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced 
Sep 1
SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. 
Sep 3
Tunisia began its move for independence 
Sep 4
Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes 
Sep 8
54th US Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats Wilmer L Allison (6-4 6-3 1-6 8-6) 
Sep 8
Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six 
Sep 8
Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die 
Sep 9
Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0) 
Sep 9
G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along," premieres in NYC 
Sep 12
Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR 
Sep 13
Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000 
Sep 17
RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th) 
Sep 17
USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no) 
Sep 18
St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1 
Sep 18
USSR admitted to League of Nations 
Sep 19
Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby 
Sep 21
St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0 
Sep 21
Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000 
Sep 22
An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers. 
Sep 24
2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium 
Sep 24
Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0 
Sep 25
John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC 
Sep 25
Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game 
Sep 25
Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup 
Sep 26
British liner Queen Mary is launched 
Sep 30
Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3 
Sep 30
St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year 
Oct 1
Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles 
Oct 8
Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son 
Oct 9
St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series 
Oct 9
Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France. 
Oct 14
"Lux Radio Theatre" premieres 
Oct 16
Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March 
Oct 17
"The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio 
Oct 20
All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan 
Oct 20
Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau" 
Oct 22
In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. 
Oct 23
Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec) 
Oct 26
While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox 
Oct 28
Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game 
Nov 2
Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan 
Nov 3
Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP 
Nov 3
Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP 
Nov 4
Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7 
Nov 6
NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0 
Nov 7
Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois) 
Nov 8
Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president 
Nov 11
1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful 
Nov 11
WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM 
Nov 15
Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium) 
Nov 20
Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0 
Nov 20
Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC 
Nov 20
New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers) 
Nov 20
Tornoto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in 1 period 
Nov 21
"Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race 
Nov 21
NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) 
Nov 22
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show 
Nov 23
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis. 
Nov 24
CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto 
Nov 24
SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC 
Nov 26
German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis 
Nov 26
Turkish regiment decrees importing family names 
Nov 27
Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI. 
Nov 28
Winston Churchill tells British Premier Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power 
Nov 29
Chic Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally 
Dec 1
Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38. 
Dec 2
5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast 
Dec 3
Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya 
Dec 3
KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Phila Penn 
Dec 7
Wiley Post discovers jet stream 
Dec 8
Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock" premieres in Zurich 
Dec 9
NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship 
Dec 10
Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp 
Dec 10
NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season 
Dec 10
Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite 
Dec 11
1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland 
Dec 11
1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers 
Dec 11
Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League 
Dec 11
NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team) 
Dec 13
Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC 
Dec 14
1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY) 
Dec 15
Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies 
Dec 19
Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930 
Dec 22
1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934) 
Dec 22
Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games 
Dec 24
Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430 
Dec 25
Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180 
Dec 25
Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth" premieres in NYC 
Dec 26
Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms 
Dec 27
1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass) 
Dec 27
Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran 
Dec 27
Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC 
Dec 29
1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden) 
Dec 29
Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid 
Dec 29
Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930 
Dec 31
Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport 
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