What Happened on July 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb
  • Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist who discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911), dies at 66

Person of interestMarie Curie

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