On This Day

January 1935 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
  • Jan 1 Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
  • Jan 1 President Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"

Murder of Interest

Jan 2 Bruno Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby

  • Jan 4 Ft Jefferson National Monument, Florida established
  • Jan 7 Zoe Akins' "Old Maid" premieres in NYC

Agreement of Interest

Jan 7 French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Jan 8 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

Historic Event

Jan 11 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

  • Jan 13 Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • Jan 14 Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
  • Jan 15 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • Jan 15 Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19 KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
  • Jan 19 Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
  • Jan 21 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Washington (state record)
  • Jan 21 WFI-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • Jan 21 The Wilderness Society is founded by conservationists

Beer in a Can

Jan 24 1st canned beer, "Krueger's Cream Ale," is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.

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Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer, sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
Krueger's Cream Ale and Krueger's Finest Beer, sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
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  • Jan 28 Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion

Meeting of Interest

Jan 30 Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

Poet Ezra Pound
Poet
Ezra Pound
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canadian scientist and CAF astronaut (STS 42-alt), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 5 Nancy L. Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1983- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Soviet/Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), born in Vyazniki, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, American stillborn twin brother of Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi (d. 1935)
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian politician, born in Quorn, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 12 Kreskin, American mentalist, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 17 Paul O[sborne] Williams, American sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • Jan 17 Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Jan 18 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Jan 18 Jon Stallworthy, English poet, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister, born in Kfar Vitkin, Israel (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 Joan Weston, American Roller Derby Queen, born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 1997)
  • Jan 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • Jan 23 Robert Parris "Bob" Moses, American civil rights activist (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), and educator (The Algebra Project), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021)
  • Jan 25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
  • Jan 25 Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Jan 26 Paula Rego, Portuguese born artist (Cast of Characters From Snow White), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jan 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, British writer and literary critic (Soul & Bodies), born in London, England
  • Jan 28 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolan revolutionary and poet (Pele do Diabo), born in Silva Porto, Portuguese Empire
  • Jan 30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 30 John George Hughes, British academic & 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 31 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, born in Ōse, Japan

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 George P Baker, American educator and playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), dies at 79
  • Jan 16 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)