December 1935 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • Dec 4 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class
  • Dec 5 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • Dec 5 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • Dec 8 The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 James Chadwick is awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the neutron

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 1st flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • Dec 18 Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 18 The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon
  • Dec 20 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
  • Dec 22 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
  • Dec 24 National Council of Negro Women forms
  • Dec 28 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
  • Dec 28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union
  • Dec 30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • Dec 31 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
  • Dec 31 Charles Darrow patents Monopoly

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • Dec 4 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Dec 5 Calvin Trillin, American author (New Yorker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 9 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • Dec 11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India
  • Dec 11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Tom Wakefield, British writer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 18 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • Dec 21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist, born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • Dec 22 John L. Finley, United States Navy aviator, born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2006)

Person of interestGnassingbé Eyadéma

Dec 26 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), born in Kozah, Togo (d. 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Dec 28 Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • Dec 30 Omar Bongo, 2nd President of Gabon (1967-2009), born in Lewai, French Equatorial Africa [now Bongoville, Gabon] (d. 2009)
  • Dec 31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)

Person of interestSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Dec 31 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-present), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Chemist Percy Lavon Julian weds sociologist Anna Roselle Johnson


Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • Dec 2 Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
  • Dec 2 Martha Carey Thomas, American educator, suffragist, linguist and second President of Bryn Mawr College, dies of a coronary occlusion at 78
  • Dec 2 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • Dec 10 John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Victor Grignard, French chemist (Nobel 1912 - development of the Grignard reaction), dies at 64
  • Dec 14 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies at 33
  • Dec 18 Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
  • Dec 20 Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
  • Dec 21 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • Dec 25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
  • Dec 28 Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies