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Notable Historical Events - 1935

1935Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1935Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1935Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

1935Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty

1935FDR signs National Labor Relations Act

1935Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

1935Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

1935Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

1935Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

1935Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

1935Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1935Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

1935Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

19357th Academy Awards - "It Happened One Night," Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert wins

1935Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

1935Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

1935FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

1935FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

1935Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe

1935Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six

1935US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1935The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR

1935FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents

1935NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1935Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat

1935Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

1935Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1935Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

1935Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

1935Communist forces end their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China bringing Mao Zedong to prominence

1935Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand

1935Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

1935 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
1st Sugar Bowl & 1st Orange Bowl 
Jan 1
Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto 
Jan 1
Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM 
Jan 1
Pres Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey" 
Jan 2
Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby 
Jan 4
Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue" 
Jan 4
Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established 
Jan 7
Zoe Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in NYC 
Jan 8
Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy 
Jan 11
Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course) 
Jan 13
Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany 
Jan 14
Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use 
Jan 15
300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition 
Jan 15
Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty," premieres in NYC 
Jan 19
KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba 
Jan 19
Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs. 
Jan 21
12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record) 
Jan 21
WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ) 
Jan 21
Wilderness Society incorporated in USA 
Jan 24
1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co. 
Jan 28
Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion 
Jan 30
Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos" 
Feb 1
1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol 
Feb 1
James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy 
Feb 2
Leonarde Keeler first use of his polygraph machine on criminals later convicted of assault on its findings (Portage Wisc) 
Feb 6
"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time 
Feb 6
1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey 
Feb 8
1st NFL draft; Jay Berwanger of U Chicago is 1st pick (by Eagles) He never plays in NFL 
Feb 9
US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 
Feb 9
US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee 
Feb 10
1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service 
Feb 10
Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive 
Feb 11
-11°F (-24°C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low) 
Feb 11
1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY 
Feb 12
Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean 
Feb 13
1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland 
Feb 13
Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant 
Feb 19
Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing," premieres in NYC 
Feb 20
Dane Caroline Mikkelson is 1st woman in land on Antarctica 
Feb 22
Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House 
Feb 26
German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering 
Feb 26
NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves 
Feb 26
RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt) 
Feb 27
7th Academy Awards - "It Happened One Night," Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert wins 
Feb 28
Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit 
Feb 28
Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer 
Mar 3
Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms 
Mar 5
1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago) 
Mar 6
Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA 
Mar 7
Saar incorporated into Germany 
Mar 9
Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force. 
Mar 11
Bank of Canada opens 
Mar 11
Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe 
Mar 12
England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages 
Mar 13
Driving tests introduced in Great Britain 
Mar 14
36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars 
Mar 15
George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston 
Mar 16
Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty 
Mar 17
KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR 
Mar 21
Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris 
Mar 21
Persia officially renamed Iran 
Mar 22
Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY) 
Mar 24
Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network 
Mar 25
1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns 
Mar 26
"RvJ" Mitchell & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire 
Mar 28
Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket 
Mar 30
Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec 
Mar 31
Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49) 
Apr 1
1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY 
Apr 2
Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer 
Apr 2
Sir Robert Watson-Watt patents RADAR 
Apr 3
Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44) 
Apr 5
Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election 
Apr 6
H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more 
Apr 8
2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282 
Apr 8
Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Wash DC 
Apr 8
Works Progress Administration approved by Congress 
Apr 9
Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games 
Apr 10
Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London 
Apr 12
Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers 
Apr 12
Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar 
Apr 12
First flight of the Bristol Blenheim. 
Apr 14
Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl) 
Apr 16
1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly" 
Apr 16
Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR 
Apr 17
Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs) 
Apr 18
Gen Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters 
Apr 18
Netherlands election (Musserts NSB wins 8% of vote) 
Apr 19
39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4 
Apr 20
"Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly) 
Apr 21
King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties 
Apr 23
Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted. 
Apr 26
Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years 
Apr 27
Brussel's World Expo opens 
Apr 27
Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Phila A's 9-8 
Apr 28
Moscow underground opens (81 km long) 
Apr 30
World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul 
May 1
Boulder Dam completed 
May 1
Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated 
May 4
61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05 
May 5
Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½" 
May 6
British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee 
May 6
KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC) 
May 6
Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush) 
May 8
Cin Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4 
May 11
61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4 
May 14
LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US 
May 14
Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement 
May 14
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939. 
May 15
Pirates beat Phillies 20-5 
May 15
The Moscow Metro is opened to public. 
May 18
Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset 
May 19
NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936 
May 23
1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati) 
May 24
1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1) 
May 25
Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates 
May 25
Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor US 
May 27
Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional 
May 29
French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd 
May 29
Hague local museum opens 
May 30
Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h) 
May 31
Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat 
May 31
Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan 
Jun 1
Driving test & license plates introduced in England 
Jun 1
Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2 
Jun 2
Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player 
Jun 3
French liner Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours 
Jun 3
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario. 
Jun 8
39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA 
Jun 8
67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6 
Jun 8
Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game 
Jun 9
Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China. 
Jun 10
Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous 
Jun 11
Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey. 
Jun 12
Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay) 
Jun 12
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words) 
Jun 13
Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset 
Jun 13
James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 14
Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends 
Jun 16
US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal" 
Jun 23
Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor 
Jun 25
Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium 
Jun 26
Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants 
Jun 26
Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader 
Jun 26
SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam 
Jun 26
Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany 
Jun 27
Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ 
Jun 28
Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673 
Jun 28
FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky 
Jun 28
70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield 
Jun 30
Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ 
Jun 30
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress. 
Jul 1
Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Ducth Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam 
Jul 2
Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves 
Jul 5
1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast 
Jul 5
1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello 
Jul 5
Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant 
Jul 5
FDR signs National Labor Relations Act 
Jul 5
55th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4) 
Jul 6
48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5) 
Jul 6
Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens 
Jul 8
3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve 
Jul 12
Belgium recognizes Soviet Union 
Jul 13
Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer 
Jul 13
US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect 
Jul 16
1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok) 
Jul 17
Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" 
Jul 18
Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000 
Jul 20
1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio 
Jul 20
Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen. 
Jul 22
Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia 
Jul 24
1st greetings telegram sent in Britain 
Jul 24
The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR. 
Jul 27
Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000 
Jul 28
Belgium's Romain Maes wins Tour de France 
Jul 30
1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution 
Jul 31
3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in 
Aug 7
60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk) 
Aug 11
Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews 
Aug 12
Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand 
Aug 13
Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum) 
Aug 14
Social Security Act becomes law 
Aug 20
Miltary coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador 
Aug 26
CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks 
Aug 29
2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450) 
Aug 31
1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis) 
Aug 31
Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleve Indians, 5-0 
Aug 31
FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents 
Aug 31
Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages 
Aug 31
White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Indians 5-0 
Sep 2
A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423 
Sep 3
1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph) 
Sep 3
Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games 
Sep 8
Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2) 
Sep 11
49th US Womens Tennis: H H Jacobs beats Sarah H Palfrey Fabyan (6-2 6-4) 
Sep 11
US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year 
Sep 12
55th US Mens Tennis: Wilmer L Allison beats Sidney B Wood (6-2 6-2 6-3) 
Sep 12
Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph 
Sep 13
Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway. 
Sep 15
Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany 
Sep 17
Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines 
Sep 20
Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0 
Sep 22
Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115 
Sep 24
Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi 
Sep 25
Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset" premieres in NYC 
Sep 27
Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant 
Sep 29
5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US) 
Sep 30
Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" premieres in Boston 
Sep 30
The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by FDR 
Oct 2
Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
Oct 2
NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens 
Oct 3
Italy invades Ethiopia 
Oct 6
Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia 
Oct 6
Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches 
Oct 7
Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series 
Oct 7
Himmler/Hess/Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau 
Oct 10
Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy 
Oct 10
George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY 
Oct 10
League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia 
Oct 12
Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in NYC 
Oct 15
NHL's St Louis Eagles fold 
Oct 17
Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics 
Oct 19
Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi 
Oct 20
400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid 
Oct 20
Anti-fascist People front forms in Brussels 
Oct 20
Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up 
Oct 20
Communist forces end their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China bringing Mao Zedong to prominence 
Oct 21
Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously 
Oct 22
18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City 
Oct 22
Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union. 
Oct 23
Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP 
Oct 23
Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament 
Oct 23
Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre. 
Oct 23
Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time 
Oct 24
Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2] 
Oct 24
Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series 
Oct 25
Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti 
Oct 27
SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands 
Oct 28
Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC 
Nov 1
TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London 
Nov 3
George II returns to Greece & regains monarchy 
Nov 3
Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42) 
Nov 5
Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man 
Nov 5
Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly 
Nov 6
1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft 
Nov 7
23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12 
Nov 9
Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms 
Nov 11
Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD 
Nov 12
Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal 
Nov 13
Anti-British riots in Egypt 
Nov 14
FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth 
Nov 14
Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship 
Nov 15
Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated 
Nov 16
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC 
Nov 21
First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper) 
Nov 21
Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris 
Nov 22
China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight 
Nov 24
King George II returns to Greece after 12 years 
Nov 24
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress. 
Nov 25
International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam 
Nov 29
Michael Savage becomes 1st Labour premier of NZ 
Nov 29
Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics 
Dec 1
Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp 
Dec 4
1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class 
Dec 5
1st coml hydroponics operation established (Montebello California) 
Dec 5
National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC) 
Dec 7
CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton 
Dec 8
The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi. 
Dec 9
Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder. 
Dec 10
As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000 
Dec 10
White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000 
Dec 14
Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban 
Dec 15
Detroit Lions win NFL championship 
Dec 15
Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine 
Dec 17
First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane. 
Dec 18
Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia 
Dec 18
Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia 
Dec 18
The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon. 
Dec 20
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii 
Dec 22
Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura 
Dec 24
Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six 
Dec 24
National Council of Negro Women forms 
Dec 26
Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth" 
Dec 28
W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC 
Dec 28
Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union. 
Dec 30
Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia 
Dec 31
CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party 
Dec 31
Charles Darrow patents Monopoly 
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