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January 1, 1934
Alcatraz is established as an official federal prison.
January 7, 1934
The first publication of the widely known Flash Gordon comic strip appears in the United States.
January 20, 1934
FujiFilm photo company is founded in Japan.
January 26, 1934
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.
January 26, 1934
The abolishment of trial by jury is put into effect by an official legal order made by the Republic of Austria.
March 3, 1934
An Indiana prison escape is made by John Dillinger, the infamous bank robber, when he uses a fake wooden pistol as a perceived weapon.
March 20, 1934
Heinrich Himmler gains control over all German police force.
April 1, 1934
The first prospective photo of the Loch Ness Monster is taken by Surgeon R. K. Wilson.
May 5, 1934
The first short episode of the famous show the Three Stooges, entitled Woman Haters, debuts.
May 15, 1934
$25,000 is posted as a reward for the capture of John Dillinger by the United States Department of Justice.
June 12, 1934
Bulgaria prohibits any further participation in political parties.
June 26, 1934
The enactment of the National Firearms Act imposing taxes on making and transferring firearms occurs.
June 27, 1934
A peace treaty between the Emir of Yemen and ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia is established.
July 1, 1934
The Bureau of Air Commerce is established from the Aeronautics Branch of the United States Department of Commerce.
July 22, 1934
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.
August 2, 1934
After the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler is established as Führer of Germany.
August 8, 1934
A loyalty oath to Adolf Hitler is made by the Wehrmacht, or German armed forces.
August 11, 1934
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary receives its first non-military prisoners in San Francisco Bay.
September 19, 1934
The League of Nations gains the Soviet Union as a member.
September 21, 1934
Osaka, Japan is destroyed by a typhoon that strikes, killing over 3,000 people in Honshu, Japan as well.
October 16, 1934
The military retreat known as the Long March made by the Communist Party of China's Red Army is initiated.
October 22, 1934
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.
November 27, 1934
American bank robber Baby Face Nelson is killed in a shootout along with two FBI agents.
December 27, 1934
Persia transitions into the country of Iran.
December 29, 1934
Japan abandons the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.