Historical Events in February 1934

  • 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, D.C.
  • 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

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Feb 10 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

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Feb 10 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Feb 10 Thomson/Gertrude Stein's opera premieres in NYC
  • Feb 12 Export-Import Bank incorporates
  • Feb 12 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • Feb 12 The four-day February Uprising, sometimes called 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 National Guard

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Feb 22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Outstanding Production 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • Feb 23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Feb 23 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium