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  • Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    Harry S. Truman

    United States Senator from Missouri

    Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    After serving as a county judge, Truman wanted to run for Governor or Congress, but Pendergast rejected these ideas. Truman then thought he might serve out his career in some well-paying county sinecure; circumstances changed when Pendergast reluctantly backed him as the fifth choice in the 1934 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 31, 1935

    World War II

    Neutrality Act 1935

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 31, 1935

    The United States, concerned with events in Europe and Asia, passed the Neutrality Act at August 1935. The 1935 act, signed on August 31, 1935, imposed a general embargo on trading in arms and war materials with all parties in a war. It also declared that American citizens traveling on warring ships traveled at their own risk.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 8, 1935

    Frank Sinatra

    The Major Bowes Amateur Hour

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 8, 1935

    He got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, the 3 Flashes, to let him join. Fred Tamburro, the group's baritone, stated that "Frank hung around us like we were gods or something", admitting that they only took him on board because he owned a car and could chauffeur the group around. Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and "begged" the group to let him in on the act. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and passed an audition from Edward Bowes to appear on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show. They each earned $12.50 for the appearance, and ended up attracting 40,000 votes and won first prize—a six-month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States.




  • Santa Ana, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1935

    Howard Hughes: The Aviator

    Setting records

    Santa Ana, California, U.S.
    Friday Sep 13, 1935

    On September 13, 1935, Hughes, flying the H-1, set the landplane airspeed record of 352 mph (566 km/h) over his test course near Santa Ana, California (Giuseppe Motta reached 362 mph in 1929 and George Stainforth reached 407.5 mph in 1931, both in seaplanes). This was the last time in history that the world airspeed record was set in an aircraft built by a private individual.




  • Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    Lucky Luciano

    Schultz assassination

    Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    The group's first test came in 1935, when it ordered Dutch Schultz to drop his plans to murder Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano argued that a Dewey assassination would precipitate a massive law enforcement crackdown; it has long been a hard and fast rule in the American underworld that police officers, federal agents and prosecutors are not to be harmed. A defiant Schultz told the Commission that he was going to kill Dewey (or his assistant David Asch) in the next three days. In response, the Commission quickly arranged Schultz's murder. On October 24, 1935, before he could kill Dewey or Asch, Schultz was murdered in a tavern in Newark, New Jersey.




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