January 1 Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
January 1 President Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"
January 2 Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
January 4 Bob Hope first heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
January 7 Zoe Akins' "Old Maid" premieres in New York City
January 8 Spectrophotometer patented by A. C. Hardy
January 8 Jesse Garon Presley, identical twin of Elvis Presley, born and died
January 10 Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
January 11 Amelia Earhart flies non-stop from Honolulu to Oakland, California
January 13 Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
January 14 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
January 15 Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in New York City
January 16 Ma Barker shot dead in an FBI raid on her rented cottage in Florida
January 19 KLM begins flight path between Curaeao and Aruba
January 21 Wilderness Society forms
January 24 First canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," is sold by Kruger Brewing Co
January 28 Iceland becomes first country to legalize abortion
January 30 Ezra Pound meets Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

February 1 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
February 2 Lie detector first used in court in Portage, Wisconsin
February 6 First election to allow women to vote in Turkey
February 6 Monopoly board game, invented by Charles Darrow, goes on sale for first time
February 10 Pennsylvania Rail Road begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
February 11 First U.S. airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, New York
February 12 Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
February 13 First U.S. surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris in Cleveland
February 19 Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing," premieres in New York City
February 20 Karoline Mikkelson is first woman on Antarctica
February 22 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
February 26 Germany begins Luftwaffe operation under Reichsmarshall H Goering
February 26 RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt
February 28 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
February 28 Nylon discovered by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers

March 3 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP) is formed
March 5 First premature baby health law in U.S. (Chicago)
March 6 Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in Los Angeles
March 6 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. died of pneumonia in Washington, D. C.
March 7 Saar incorporated into Germany
March 11 Bank of Canada opens
March 11 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
March 12 England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns and villages
March 13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
March 14 36-Folsom becomes first line to use 1-man streetcars
March 16 Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
March 17 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
March 20 "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio
March 21 Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier," premieres in Paris
March 21 Persia officially renamed Iran
March 22 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (New York)
March 24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
March 25 First Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
March 26 "RvJ" Mitchell and Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Spitfire
March 28 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket
March 29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage
March 30 Newfoundland changes time to 3 hours W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
March 31 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)

April 1 First radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, New York
April 2 Mary Hirsch becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
April 2 Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
April 3 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
April 5 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
April 8 Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Washington D.C.
April 8 Works Progress Administration, WPA, approved by Congress
April 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
April 10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
April 12 Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
April 12 Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
April 12 "Your Hit Parade," debuts on radio and quickly becomes number one
April 14 Sandstorm ravages U.S. midwest (Dust Bowl)
April 16 First radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee and Molly"
April 21 King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
April 27 Brussel's World Expo opens
April 28 Moscow underground opens (81 km long)
April 30 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul

May 1 Boulder Dam completed
May 1 Canada's first silver dollar is circulated
May 5 Jessie Owens of U.S., sets then long jump record at 26' 8"
May 6 British King George and Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee
May 14 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
May 19 Lawrence of Arabia died in Dorset, England of injuries from a motor-cycle accident
May 24 First major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
May 24 Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX)
May 25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs. Pirates
May 25 Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour
May 27 Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional
May 31 Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan

June 1 Driving test and license plates introduced in England
June 2 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
June 3 French Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours
June 8 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds and leaves the game
June 10 Dr. Robert Smith and William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
June 12 Senator Huey Long spoke continually for 15 hours
June 12 Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco, Bolivia vs Paraguay
June 13 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
June 14 Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay ends
June 16 U.S. Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
June 23 Anthony Eden offers Mussolini, Somalian harbor
June 25 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
June 26 SDAP and CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
June 26 Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany
June 28 Franklin D. Roosevelt orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky

July 1 General Netherlands Persbureau (ANP) forms in Amsterdam
July 2 Great Britain boxers beat U.S. team in first International Golden Gloves
July 5 First "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
July 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs National Labor Relations Act
July 6 48th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (63 36 75)
July 6 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
July 12 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
July 13 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
July 13 U.S. - Russian commerce treaty takes effect
July 14 Funeral cortege of Alfred Dreyfus passed through ranks of troops assembled for Bastille Day
July 16 First automatic parking meter in U.S. installed, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 17 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
July 18 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
July 20 First broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
July 22 Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia
July 23 Airplane crashes into the Empire State Building
July 24 First greeting telegram sent in Britain
July 27 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang and Hoangh, kills 200,000
July 28 Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
July 30 First Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
July 31 Third Dutch government of Colijn sworn in

August 7 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
August 11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
August 13 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
August 14 Social Security Act becomes law
August 15 Will Rogers, American humorist, died in plane accident trying to fly around the world
August 20 Milt coup by General Pons and president Ibarra in Ecuador
August 26 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
August 29 Astrid, Princess of Sweden, Queen of the Belgiums, killed in a car accident
August 31 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act prohibiting export of U.S. arms to belligerents
August 31 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages

September 2 A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
September 3 First automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
September 10 Huey Long, U. S. Senator and former governor of Louisiana, assassinated by Carl Weiss
September 12 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph
September 15 Nuremberg Laws makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
September 17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen first president of Philippines
September 25 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset," premieres in New York City
September 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game and clinch NL pennant
September 30 Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

October 2 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
October 2 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in U.S., opens
October 3 Italy invades Ethiopia
October 6 Market Street Railway starts using trackless trolley coaches
October 7 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
October 8 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (Ozzie and Harriet)
October 10 Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
October 10 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia
October 12 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in New York City
October 15 NHL's St. Louis Eagles fold
October 17 Pacific Assoc of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
October 20 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
October 20 Anti-fascist People front forms in Brussels
October 20 Mao Tse Tung and his Communist forces ended their "Long March" at Yan'an, in Shaanxi China
October 21 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
October 24 Dutch Schultz shot by hitmen for rival gangsters in his hideout, the Palace Chophouse
October 25 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie and Jacmel Haiti
October 27 SDAP and NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands

November 1 T. S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral," premieres in London
November 3 George II returns to Greece and regains monarchy
November 3 Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
November 5 Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of M to admit (black) Donald Murray
November 6 First test flight of British Hurricane aircraft
November 6 English prince Henry (under George V) weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
November 6 Maiden flight by Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane
November 6 Billy Sunday, baseball player turned evangelist, died wealthy during the Depression
November 7 Winnipeg 'Pegs (soon to be Blue Bombers) defeats Hamilton Tigers 18-12 to win CFL Grey Cup
November 9 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
November 9 Japan invades Shanghai China
November 11 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
November 13 Anti-British riots in Egypt
November 14 Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
November 14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
November 15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
November 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo," premieres in New York City
November 21 First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
November 21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura," premieres in Paris
November 24 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
November 25 International Institute of Social History (IISH) founded in Amsterdam
November 29 Michael Savage becomes first Labour premier of New Zealand

December 1 Austria has world's first Day of Postage Stamp
December 4 1,200 at St. Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
December 5 First commercial hydroponics operation established in Montebello California
December 5 National Council of Negro Women formed by Mary McLeod Bethune in New York City
December 10 A's sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
December 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
December 15 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Aljechin
December 18 Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
December 20 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
December 22 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, first awakening in Kamakura
December 26 Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
December 28 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in New York City
December 30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
December 31 Communist Party of Holland (CPH) becomes Dutch Communist Party