Top News Stories from 1934
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Arthur Henderson (UK)More World Statistics...
- Chancellor Dollfuss of Austria is assassinated by Nazis.
- U.S.S.R. admitted to League of Nations.
- Dionne sisters, first quintuplets to survive beyond infancy, born in Canada. Background: Multiple Births
- Mao Zedong begins the Long March north with 100,000 soldiers.
- Hitler becomes Führer when chancellorship and presidency are united.
President: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
Population: 126,373,773More U.S. Statistics...
- Securities Exchange Act is passed, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Federal Communications Commission is established to regulate communications.
- Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker ambushed by lawmen in Louisiana. John Dillinger is shot outside Chicago movie theater.
- Dust storms ruin about 100 million acres and damage another 200 million acres of cropland in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma ("Dust Bowl").
Federal spending: $6.54 billion
Consumer Price Index: $13.4
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley CupChicago d. Detroit
WimbledonWomen: Dorothy Round d. H. Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
Men: Fred Perry d. J. Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby ChampionCavalcade
NCAA Football ChampionsMinnesota (8-0-0)
World CupItaly d. Czechoslovakia
Entertainment AwardsPulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Lamb in His Bosom, Caroline Miller
Drama: Men in White, Sidney Kingsley
Academy Award, Best Picture: Cavalcade (Fox)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Luigi Pirandello (Italy)More Entertainment Awards...
- The Communications Act of 1934 creates the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates broadcasting.
- It Happened One Night sweeps the Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Actress.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Harold C. Urey (US), for discovery of heavy hydrogen
Physics: None awarded
Physiology or Medicine: George H. Whipple, George R. Minot, and William P. Murphy (US), for discovery of liver therapy against anemiasMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...
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