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Alcatraz is established as an official federal prison. Read More
The first publication of the widely known Flash Gordon comic strip appears in the United States.
FujiFilm photo company is founded in Japan.
The signing of the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact stated to be effective for 10 years occurs between the Germans and the 2nd Polish Republic.
The abolishment of trial by jury is put into effect by an official legal order made by the Republic of Austria.
An Indiana prison escape is made by John Dillinger, the infamous bank robber, when he uses a fake wooden pistol as a perceived weapon.
Heinrich Himmler gains control over all German police force. Read More
The first prospective photo of the Loch Ness Monster is taken by Surgeon R. K. Wilson. Read More
The first short episode of the famous show the Three Stooges, entitled Woman Haters, debuts.
$25,000 is posted as a reward for the capture of John Dillinger by the United States Department of Justice.
Bulgaria prohibits any further participation in political parties. Read More
The enactment of the National Firearms Act imposing taxes on making and transferring firearms occurs.
A peace treaty between the Emir of Yemen and ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia is established. Read More
The Bureau of Air Commerce is established from the Aeronautics Branch of the United States Department of Commerce.
Infamous bank robber John Dillinger, now known as "Public Enemy No. 1," is shot by FBI agents after attending a film at the Chicago's Biograph Theatre, ultimately leading to his death.
After the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler is established as Führer of Germany.
A loyalty oath to Adolf Hitler is made by the Wehrmacht, or German armed forces.
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary receives its first non-military prisoners in San Francisco Bay.
The League of Nations gains the Soviet Union as a member. Read More
Osaka, Japan is destroyed by a typhoon that strikes, killing over 3,000 people in Honshu, Japan as well.
The military retreat known as the Long March made by the Communist Party of China's Red Army is initiated.
The American bank robber Charles Arthur Floyd, known as "Pretty Boy" Floyd, is killed by a gunshot wound in an Ohio corn field by FBI agents.
American bank robber Baby Face Nelson is killed in a shootout along with two FBI agents.
Persia transitions into the country of Iran. Read More
Japan abandons the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930. Read More
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