On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb

Physicist and Inventor Leó Szilárd
Physicist and Inventor
Leó Szilárd
  • Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Welland, British 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 and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), dies at 66