What Happened on July 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
  • Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs) born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie