On This Day

Historical Events in March 1935

  • Mar 3 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
  • Mar 5 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
  • Mar 7 Saar incorporated into Germany
  • Mar 7 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 276.71 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car; last record set at Daytona Beach, Florida

Historic Event

Mar 9 Adolf Hitler publicly announces the creation of a new air force, the Luftwaffe

  • Mar 11 Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa

Historic Event

Mar 11 Hermann Goering officially creates the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)

  • Mar 12 Britain establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
  • Mar 13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • Mar 14 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars in San Francisco
  • Mar 15 Brilliant batsman George Headley steers West Indies to an innings victory over England in 4th cricket Test at Kingston, Jamaica with a patient, unbeaten 270
  • Mar 16 Adolf Hitler orders German re-armament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • Mar 16 Scotland beats England, 10-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh to allow Ireland to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship with a 2-1 record
  • Mar 17 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR

Theater Premiere

Mar 21 Jean Anouilh's play "Y avait un prisonnier" premieres in Paris

  • Mar 21 Persia is officially renamed Iran
  • Mar 22 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases in New York
  • Mar 24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • Mar 25 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
  • Mar 26 RJ Mitchell & Major Sorley discuss armament of Supermarine Spitfire

Historic Invention

Mar 28 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Film Release

Mar 28 Influential Nazi Propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl

  • Mar 29 94th Grand National: Frank Furlong wins aboard Reynoldstown at 22/1; stallion repeats with back-to-back victory the following year
  • Mar 30 Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec