December 1935 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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.

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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 15 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
  • Dec 17 First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.
  • 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 National Council of Negro Women forms
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • Dec 4 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • Dec 5 Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
  • Dec 8 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • Dec 9 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • Dec 11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • Dec 11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Dec 13 Thomas Wakefield, writer
  • Dec 18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • Dec 21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
  • Dec 22 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut

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Dec 26 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Dec 28 Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • Dec 29 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
  • Dec 30 Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
  • Dec 31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)

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Dec 31 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • Dec 2 Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
  • Dec 5 Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • Dec 10 John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • Dec 14 Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies
  • Dec 18 Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
  • Dec 20 Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
  • Dec 21 Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • Dec 25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
  • Dec 28 Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies