Historical Events in July 1934

  • 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 Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • Jul 6 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)

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Jul 7 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 9 SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps

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Jul 10 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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)

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Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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.

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Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 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 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant