July 1934 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 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 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 Ruth hits 700th career home run
  • Jul 15 Continental Airlines commences operations.
  • 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 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Manfred Bieler, writer
  • Jul 7 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 8 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician

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Jul 9 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect Michael Graves
Michael Graves
  • Jul 10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, (d. 2012)

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Jul 11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • Jul 13 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Jul 13 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 14 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 15 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • Jul 16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • Jul 17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • Jul 19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Jul 20 Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
  • Jul 20 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • Jul 21 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • Jul 24 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • Jul 24 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • Jul 27 John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
  • Jul 28 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

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Jul 4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Jul 6 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • Jul 12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

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Jul 13 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies

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Jul 22 John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
  • Jul 25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • Jul 27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79