Historical Events in 1935

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 28 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

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

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May 5 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

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

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 6 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
  • May 8 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • May 11 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • May 14 LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
  • May 14 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
  • May 14 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 15 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
  • May 15 The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • May 18 Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset
  • May 19 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • May 23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
  • May 24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • May 25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • May 25 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 27 Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional

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

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

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

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Jun 25 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 26 Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants
  • Jun 26 Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
  • Jun 26 SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • Jun 26 Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • Jun 27 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 28 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
  • Jun 28 FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Jun 28 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • Jun 30 Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 30 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.
  • Jul 1 Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Dutch Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 2 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • Jul 5 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
  • Jul 5 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
  • Jul 5 Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
  • Jul 5 FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
  • Jul 5 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 6 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
  • Jul 8 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 12 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
  • Jul 13 US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • Jul 16 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
  • Jul 17 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
  • Jul 18 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
  • Jul 20 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • Jul 20 Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
  • Jul 22 Lester Walton appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 24 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • Jul 24 The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
  • Jul 27 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
  • Jul 28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • Jul 30 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
  • Jul 31 3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in
  • Aug 7 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
  • Aug 10 3rd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • Aug 12 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • Aug 12 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 13 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
  • Aug 14 Social Security Act becomes law
  • Aug 20 Miltary coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador
  • Aug 26 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
  • Aug 29 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • Aug 31 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
  • Aug 31 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours
  • Sep 2 A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423