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Major Events of 1934

1934 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXIV) was the 34th year of the 20th century. 1934 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1934.
News Events of 1934

Paul von Hindenberg, German President, dies.

Paul von Hindenberg

Adolf Hitler combines positions of Chancellor and President, and becomes "Führer" of Germany. This move is subsequently approved by a referendum.

Adolf Hitler

German military (Wehrmacht) swear a personal oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler.

Austrian Chancellor, Engelbert Dollfuss is assassinated by Nazis in a failed coup attempt.

"Night of the Long Knives", Nazis purge leadership of Stormtroopers.

US Federal prison opened at Alcatraz Island.

Albert Einstein visits the White House.

Albert Einstein

John Dillinger mortally wounded in a shoout-out with FBI agents in Chicago.

UK introduces driving tests.

RMS Queen Mary launched (today permanently moored in Long Beach)

Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.

Sports in 1934

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