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1938In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six

1938Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

1938Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

1938Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

1938Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts

1938Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager

1938Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds"

1938British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

1938French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

1938Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1938G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

1938Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

1938Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

1938President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

1938Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

1938Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

1938Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

1938Don Bradman scores 143 Austalia v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours

1938Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run

1938Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

1938Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

1938Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam

1938Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"

1938"A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1938Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

1938Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out

1938Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden

1938Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

1938Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1938Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

193852nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0 6-3)

1938Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

1938Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

1938Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

1938Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1938Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles

1938Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

1938Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

1938Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1938Sigmund Freud arrives in London

1938Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG

1938UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany

1938Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test

1938Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

1938Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

1938 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 2
Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded 
Jan 3
March of Dimes established to fight polio 
Jan 6
Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx 
Jan 8
Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings) 
Jan 10
Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall 
Jan 10
Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris 
Jan 10
Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in NYC 
Jan 11
Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st 
Jan 11
Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank 
Jan 13
The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution. 
Jan 14
National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY) 
Jan 16
1st jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman) 
Jan 17
Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman 
Jan 17
Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom 
Jan 18
Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG 
Jan 18
Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 19
General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines 
Jan 21
Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance 
Jan 22
"Our Town," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, premieres (NJ) 
Jan 25
Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC 
Feb 3
Paul Osborn's "On Borrowed Time," premieres in NYC 
Feb 4
"Our Town," by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway 
Feb 4
Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts 
Feb 4
Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released 
Feb 5
Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500m (41.8 sec) 
Feb 10
King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga 
Feb 11
Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champ 
Feb 12
Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden 
Feb 12
German troops entered Austria 
Feb 16
US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized 
Feb 17
1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London) 
Feb 19
Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark 
Feb 20
UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany 
Feb 23
Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 24
Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles 
Feb 25
British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister 
Feb 26
1st passenger ship equipped with radar 
Feb 26
Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6) 
Feb 26
US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer 
Feb 26
US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee 
Feb 27
Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain 
Mar 2
Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California) 
Mar 2
Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union 
Mar 3
American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors) 
Mar 10
10th Academy Awards - "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win 
Mar 11
Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country 
Mar 12
Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss) 
Mar 13
Anschluss - Austria annexed by Nazi Germany 
Mar 13
World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States. 
Mar 16
Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London 
Mar 16
Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT 
Mar 18
Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties 
Mar 18
NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women 
Mar 18
Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies 
Mar 19
Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes 
Mar 23
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers 
Mar 25
1st US bred and owned horse (Battleship) to win British Grand National Steeplechase 
Mar 26
NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony 
Mar 27
The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place. 
Apr 1
Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Apr 4
5th Golf Masters Championship: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285 
Apr 5
Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland 
Apr 6
Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett 
Apr 10
2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France 
Apr 10
Austria becomes a state of Germany 
Apr 10
NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license 
Apr 12
1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY) 
Apr 12
Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1 
Apr 12
US began requiring medical tests for marriage licenses 
Apr 13
Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life" premieres in NYC 
Apr 16
Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia 
Apr 18
Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland 
Apr 19
42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8 
Apr 19
Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat 
Apr 23
Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government 
Apr 24
Lindenheuvel soccer team forms 
Apr 26
Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks 
Apr 30
Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five 
Apr 30
The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End. 
May 2
Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" 
May 2
Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town) 
May 3
Concentration camp at Flossenburg goes into use 
May 3
Lefty Grove defeats Tigers 4-3 for 1st of record 20 consecutive wins at his home field Fenway Park; he doesn't lose there until May 12 1941 
May 3
Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain 
May 4
Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire 
May 5
Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning 
May 6
Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler
May 7
64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8 
May 7
Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany "undesired strangers" 
May 8
Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks" premieres in Washington, DC 
May 10
Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam 
May 12
Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) 
May 14
64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8 
May 14
England soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3 
May 15
Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium 
May 16
1st animal breeding society forms (NJ) 
May 16
38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta Ga) 
May 16
In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six 
May 17
US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy 
May 17
Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network 
May 21
Don Bradman scores 143 Austalia v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours 
May 22
Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field 
May 25
Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths. 
May 26
US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms 
May 27
Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so 
May 28
Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid 
May 28
Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich 
May 30
Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h) 
May 31
Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord's 
Jun 1
Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters 
Jun 3
German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery 
Jun 4
10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews 
Jun 4
70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6 
Jun 6
Sigmund Freud arrives in London 
Jun 7
1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God" 
Jun 7
Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen) 
Jun 7
The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight. 
Jun 8
Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa 
Jun 10
Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge 
Jun 11
42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver 
Jun 11
Cin Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0 
Jun 11
Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days 
Jun 11
Earthquake in Belgium 
Jun 11
England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge 
Jun 13
Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge 
Jun 13
Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland 
Jun 14
Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge 
Jun 14
Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin 
Jun 14
Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author) 
Jun 15
1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cin Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter 
Jun 16
Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns 
Jun 17
Japan declares war on China 
Jun 18
Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season 
Jun 19
"Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47 
Jun 19
Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris 
Jun 19
Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH 
Jun 19
Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th 
Jun 21
Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit 
Jun 21
Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire 
Jun 22
Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium 
Jun 23
Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established 
Jun 23
Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium 
Jun 23
NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway 
Jun 24
500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 
Jun 25
"A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1 
Jun 25
Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week 
Jun 26
Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader 
Jun 28
Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's 
Jun 30
Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1 
Jun 30
Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1 
Jul 1
58th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63) 
Jul 1
The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international 
Jul 2
51st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-4 6-0) 
Jul 3
President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield. 
Jul 4
1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5 
Jul 4
France-Turkish friendship treaty 
Jul 5
Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle 
Jul 6
6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati 
Jul 8
Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout 
Jul 8
73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club 
Jul 10
"Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic 
Jul 10
Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours 
Jul 13
Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland 
Jul 14
Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto 
Jul 15
Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent 
Jul 16
21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa 
Jul 17
Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland 
Jul 18
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif 
Jul 20
Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws 
Jul 21
Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London 
Jul 23
Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test 
Jul 24
Instant coffee invented 
Jul 25
Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany 
Jul 25
Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet) 
Jul 26
1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC 
Jul 28
34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead 
Jul 28
Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours 
Jul 29
Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears 
Jul 29
Olympic National Park forms 
Jul 30
Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece 
Jul 31
NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club" 
Jul 31
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis. 
Aug 2
1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals) 
Aug 5
33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2) 
Aug 7
Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run 
Aug 7
Nazis close theologic department of Innsbruck university 
Aug 8
Great Trek Centenary Celebrations commence; the Great Trek was a migration involving Boers leaving the Cape Colony and settling in the interior of South Africa 
Aug 10
119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record) 
Aug 14
BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) 
Aug 17
1st aircraft owned by US Forest Service in service (Oakland) 
Aug 17
Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship 
Aug 18
FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada 
Aug 20
Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam 
Aug 21
Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School 
Aug 23
England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364 
Aug 24
England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval 
Aug 24
Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game 
Aug 26
British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine 
Aug 26
Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL 
Aug 27
Two NYC subway trains collide at 116th Street killing 2 and injuring 51 
Aug 27
Yanks Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples 
Aug 28
Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria 
Aug 28
Northwestern University awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy 
Aug 28
On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader 
Aug 31
5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250) 
Sep 1
Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews 
Sep 3
1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland 
Sep 4
Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8) 
Sep 6
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates 40th anniversary 
Sep 12
Adolf Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech 
Sep 13
Alexander Cartwright selects to Baseball's Hall of Fame 
Sep 14
Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight 
Sep 15
British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden 
Sep 15
John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day) 
Sep 15
Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Waner, Pitts) 
Sep 16
George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH 
Sep 17
52nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0 6-3) 
Sep 17
58th US Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (6-3 6-8 6-2 6-1) 
Sep 17
British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich 
Sep 17
Don Budge wins US Tennis open & completes Grand Slam 
Sep 18
Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0 
Sep 18
Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10 
Sep 20
Dmitri Shostakovitch's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres 
Sep 20
Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London 
Sep 21
Hurricane (183 MPH winds) in New England kills 700 
Sep 21
Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia 
Sep 21
The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people. 
Sep 23
British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich 
Sep 23
Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm) 
Sep 24
Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title 
Sep 24
Don Budge becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam 
Sep 26
Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land 
Sep 27
British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank Scotland 
Sep 27
Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany 
Sep 27
League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China 
Sep 28
Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC 
Sep 28
Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming" 
Sep 29
1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC 
Sep 30
Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany 
Oct 1
Cubs clinch NL pennant 
Oct 1
Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement. 
Oct 2
Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times) 
Oct 6
Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss 
Oct 7
Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J 
Oct 8
G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC 
Oct 9
Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago 
Oct 9
Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game 
Oct 9
NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win 
Oct 10
Germany completed annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland 
Oct 10
Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet 
Oct 14
Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities 
Oct 15
Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" premieres in NYC 
Oct 21
Japanese troops occupies Canton 
Oct 22
Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine 
Oct 24
US forbids child labor in factories 
Oct 25
Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan 
Oct 25
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell". 
Oct 27
DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon" 
Oct 28
Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona) 
Oct 30
Orson Welles panics the USA with broadcast of HG Welles' "War of the Worlds" 
Oct 31
Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public. 
Nov 1
German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires 
Nov 1
NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP 
Nov 1
Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico 
Nov 2
Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager 
Nov 2
Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP 
Nov 5
Ottawa Roughriders score on 5-man, 4-lateral, 65-yard punt return 
Nov 5
Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 yrs as Rutgers Stad dedicated 
Nov 6
3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game 
Nov 8
1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila 
Nov 8
A pogrom against the Jews of Germany and Austria takes place in response to the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris. 
Nov 9
Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day 
Nov 9
Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins. 
Nov 10
8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska 
Nov 10
Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth) 
Nov 11
German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi 
Nov 11
Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David 
Nov 12
Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland 
Nov 13
America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified 
Nov 14
Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die 
Nov 15
First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY 
Nov 15
Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona 
Nov 16
K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India 
Nov 16
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. 
Nov 17
Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws 
Nov 18
Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. 
Nov 20
1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin) 
Nov 21
-24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands 
Nov 21
Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens 
Nov 24
Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC 
Nov 24
National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball 
Nov 28
4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB) 
Nov 29
Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany 
Nov 30
Fascist coup in Romania, fails 
Nov 30
Germany bans Jews being lawyers 
Dec 1
School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah 
Dec 3
AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric 
Dec 6
117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands 
Dec 6
French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact) 
Dec 7
Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns" premieres in NYC 
Dec 7
W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio 
Dec 8
Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif 
Dec 8
LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police 
Dec 10
26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7 
Dec 10
Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood 
Dec 11
NY Giants win NFL championship 
Dec 13
Los Angeles freezes at 28°F 
Dec 14
AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games 
Dec 14
Major leagues agrees on standard ball 
Dec 14
Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 
Dec 14
Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president 
Dec 15
Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC 
Dec 16
Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles 
Dec 17
Discovery of nuclear fission using uranium by Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann 
Dec 17
Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire 
Dec 20
Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system 
Dec 23
Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz" 
Dec 23
Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa. 
Dec 25
George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara 
Dec 26
Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out 
Dec 26
Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa 
Dec 28
Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa 
Dec 29
Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins 
Dec 30
Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin) 
Dec 31
Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana 
Dec 31
Dutch national debt hits ƒ3,986,629,805.70 
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