Historical Events in 1935

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  • Jan 1st Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
  • Jan 1st Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
  • Jan 1st President Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"
  • Jan 1st 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • Jan 1st 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • Jan 1st 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • Jan 2nd Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby

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Jan 4th Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • Jan 4th Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established
  • Jan 7th Zoe Akins' "Old Maid" premieres in NYC

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jan 7th French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 8th Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

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Jan 11th Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Jan 13th Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • Jan 14th Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
  • Jan 14th 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 14th 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 15th 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • Jan 15th Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19th KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
  • Jan 19th Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
  • Jan 21st 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
  • Jan 21st WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • Jan 21st Wilderness Society incorporated in USA
  • Jan 24th 1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.
  • Jan 28th Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion

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Jan 30th Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

  • Feb 1st 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • Feb 1st James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • Feb 2nd Leonarde Keeler first use of his polygraph machine on criminals later convicted of assault on its findings (Portage Wisc)
  • Feb 6th "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
  • Feb 6th 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
  • Feb 9th US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 9th US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 10th 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • Feb 10th Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
  • Feb 11th -11°F (-24°C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
  • Feb 11th 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY
  • Feb 12th Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 13th 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
  • Feb 13th Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.
  • Feb 19th Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20th Dane Caroline Mikkelson is 1st woman in land on Antarctica
  • Feb 22nd Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

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Feb 26th German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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Feb 26th NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Feb 26th RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)

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Feb 27th 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert win

  • Feb 28th Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • Feb 28th Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
  • Feb 28th Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen
  • Mar 3rd Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
  • Mar 5th 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • Mar 6th Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
  • Mar 7th Saar incorporated into Germany

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Mar 9th Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11th Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa
  • Mar 11th Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
  • Mar 12th England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
  • Mar 13th Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • Mar 14th 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
  • Mar 15th George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston
  • Mar 16th Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • Mar 17th KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
  • Mar 21st Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 21st Persia is officially renamed Iran
  • Mar 22nd Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
  • Mar 24th Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • Mar 25th 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
  • Mar 26th RJ Mitchell & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Supermarine Spitfire

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Mar 28th Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 29th 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 30th Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
  • Mar 31st Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
  • Apr 1st 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
  • Apr 2nd Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • Apr 2nd Sir Robert Watson-Watt patents RADAR
  • Apr 3rd Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • Apr 5th Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
  • Apr 6th H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • Apr 8th 2nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
  • Apr 8th Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Wash DC
  • Apr 8th Works Progress Administration approved by Congress
  • Apr 9th Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • Apr 10th Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
  • Apr 12th Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
  • Apr 12th Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
  • Apr 12th First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.
  • Apr 14th Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)
  • Apr 16th 1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"
  • Apr 16th Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
  • Apr 17th Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)
  • Apr 18th Gen Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters
  • Apr 18th Netherlands election (Musserts NSB wins 8% of vote)
  • Apr 19th 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
  • Apr 20th "Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)
  • Apr 21st King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
  • Apr 23rd Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
  • Apr 26th Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • Apr 27th Brussels World Exposition opens
  • Apr 27th Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Philadelphia A's 9-8
  • Apr 28th Moscow underground railway opens (81 km long)
  • Apr 30th World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul
  • May 1st Boulder Dam completed
  • May 1st Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated
  • May 4th 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05
  • May 5th Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

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May 6th British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 6th KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • May 6th Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
  • May 8th Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • May 11th 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • May 14th LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
  • May 14th Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
  • May 14th 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 15th Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
  • May 15th The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • May 18th Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset
  • May 19th NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • May 23rd 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
  • May 24th 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • May 25th Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • May 25th Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".

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May 27th Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • May 29th French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • May 29th Hague local museum opens
  • May 30th Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
  • May 31st Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
  • May 31st 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing approx 50,000
  • Jun 1st Driving test & license plates introduced in England
  • Jun 1st Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2
  • Jun 2nd Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
  • Jun 2nd 40th Men's French Championships: Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 2nd 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)
  • Jun 3rd French liner SS Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of four days, three hours and 14 minutes on her maiden voyage
  • Jun 3rd One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Jun 8th 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Jun 8th 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6

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Jun 8th Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 9th Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • Jun 10th Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • Jun 11th Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • Jun 12th Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • Jun 12th Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
  • Jun 13th Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • Jun 13th James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 14th Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
  • Jun 16th US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
  • Jun 23rd British PM Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor

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Jun 25th Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 26th Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants
  • Jun 26th Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
  • Jun 26th SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • Jun 26th Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • Jun 27th Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 28th Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
  • Jun 28th FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Jun 28th 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • Jun 30th Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 30th The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.
  • Jul 1st Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Ducth Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 2nd Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • Jul 5th 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • Jul 5th 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
  • Jul 5th Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
  • Jul 5th FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
  • Jul 5th 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6th 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 6th Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
  • Jul 8th 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 12th Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13th Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
  • Jul 13th US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • Jul 16th 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
  • Jul 17th Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
  • Jul 18th Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
  • Jul 20th 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • Jul 20th Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
  • Jul 22nd Lester Walton appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 24th 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • Jul 24th The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • Jul 27th Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
  • Jul 28th 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • Jul 30th 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
  • Jul 31st 3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in
  • Aug 7th 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
  • Aug 10th 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11th Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • Aug 12th Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • Aug 12th 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 13th Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
  • Aug 14th Social Security Act becomes law
  • Aug 20th Miltary coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador
  • Aug 26th CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
  • Aug 29th 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31st 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
  • Aug 31st Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • Aug 31st FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
  • Aug 31st Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours