Historical Events in December 1935

  • Dec 1 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • Dec 4 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class
  • Dec 5 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • Dec 5 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • Dec 7 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
  • Dec 8 The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
  • Dec 9 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Dec 10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • Dec 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000

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Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • Dec 15 Detroit Lions win NFL championship
  • Dec 15 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
  • Dec 17 First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

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Dec 18 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 18 Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 18 The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
  • Dec 22 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
  • Dec 24 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
  • Dec 24 National Council of Negro Women forms

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Dec 26 Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Dec 28 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
  • Dec 28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
  • Dec 30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • Dec 31 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
  • Dec 31 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly