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The Owens-Illinois Glass Company completes the first construction of a glass covered building in Toledo, Ohio.
The synthetic construction of Radium E marks the first radioactive element to be manufactured.
The Phantom superhero is released in the United States, being the first superhero to be depicted in the representative tight costume and mask.
The Hoover Dam is finished being built. Read More
The Rhineland is reclaimed by Nazi Germany in a very overt violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
An Arab revolt lasting 3 years is started in Palestine towards the British government. Read More
Ethiopia is annexed by Italy. Read More
Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland join together, forming Italian East Africa. Read More
The first publication of the well-known novel Gone with the Wind, authored by Margaret Mitchell, occurs.
The Matignon Agreement puts an end to the general strikes in France. Read More
A flight made by the first working helicopter, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, occurs. Read More
The forming of the United States Maritime Commission occurs. Read More
The start of the Spanish Civil War is provoked by a coup d'etat made against the Second Spanish Republic by the Army of Africa.
The last public execution in the United States consisting of the hanging of a black man, Rainey Bethea, for the rape and murder of a white woman was made in Kentucky.
The signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty occurs, ensuring the withdraw of British Troops from Egypt.
The signing of the Franco-Syrian Treaty of Independence occurs, ensuring Syrian independence from French authority.
The Wembley Stadium in London holds the first World Speedway Championship, which was won by Australian Lionel Van Praag.
The opening of Washington, D.C.'s historic Uptown Theater occurs. Read More
The very first high-definition television service is provided by BBC. Read More
The first publication of Life Magazine is made. Read More
Germany and Japan sign the anti-communist pact, the Anti-Comintern Pact. Read More
London's Crystal Palace built in 1851 burns down in a fire. Read More
Adolf Hitler makes a new mandate stating that all boys in Germany aged 10-18 must join the Hitler Youth organization.
The Flint Sit-Down Strike is started in Flint, Michigan by the United Auto Workers, eventually leading to the unionization of the automobile industry in the United States.
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