Year 1934 in History

Events in History

  • May 13 Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies
  • Jun 30 "Night of Long Knives" - Adolf Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party
  • Jul 4 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb
  • Aug 3 Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself "F├╝hrer" (leader)
  • Oct 16 Mao Zedong and 25,000 troops begin their 6,000 mile Long March from the south of China to the north and west
  • Dec 1 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated, Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 7 Dutch Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
  • Jan 30 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris
  • Feb 24 High-ranking member of British intelligence Kim Philby (22) weds communist Litzi Friedmann in Vienna, Austria

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