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Events in History in December 1934

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Dec 1 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Dec 2 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast
  • Dec 3 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
  • Dec 3 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 7 Wiley Post discovers jet stream
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock" premieres in Zurich
  • Dec 10 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
  • Dec 10 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
  • Dec 11 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
  • Dec 13 Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC
  • Dec 14 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)
  • Dec 15 Fokker F18 Snip flies to the Dutch West Indies
  • Dec 19 Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
  • Dec 22 1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)
  • Dec 22 Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games
  • Dec 24 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
  • Dec 25 Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
  • Dec 25 Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 27 1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass)

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Dec 27 Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi declares Persia now Iran

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Dec 29 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma" premieres in Madrid
  • Dec 29 Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930
  • Dec 31 Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport