On This Day

Events in History in May 1935

  • May 1 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated

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May 6 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
  • May 14 LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
  • May 14 Plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies independence agreement
  • May 15 The Moscow Metro is opened to public
  • May 18 Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset

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May 19 English Cardinal John Fisher and statesman Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII, cannonised by Pope Pius XI

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • May 23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

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May 27 Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • May 29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • May 29 Hague local museum opens
  • May 31 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing an estimated 50,000 people