October 1935 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 2 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
  • Oct 3 Italy invades Ethiopia
  • Oct 6 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • Oct 6 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
  • Oct 7 Himmler/Hess/Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau
  • Oct 10 Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
  • Oct 10 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Mao Zedong's army reaches Shanxi

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 20 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
  • Oct 20 Anti-fascist People's Front forms in Brussels
  • Oct 20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
  • Oct 22 Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
  • Oct 23 Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP
  • Oct 23 Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Oct 24 Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]
  • Oct 25 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
  • Oct 27 SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands
  • Oct 28 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 2 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Oct 3 Charles M Duke Jr, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Oct 7 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)
  • Oct 9 Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
  • Oct 9 Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
  • Oct 10 André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • Oct 10 Khalil al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], Founder of Palestinian group Fatah and PLO leader, born in Ramla, Mandatory Palestine (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, born in Dhakar (d. 2016)
  • Oct 12 William Raspberry, Okolona, Mississippi, columnist (Pulitzer 1994), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister
  • Oct 18 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 25 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer
  • Oct 30 Robert Caro, American biographer

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
  • Oct 10 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel 1934), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • Oct 23 Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered
  • Oct 23 Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33
  • Oct 23 Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, US gangster, murdered