Investigating 1934 – Some interesting Facts:

Donald Duck Introduced in 1934
There are two interesting weather facts about 1934:

1) It is the warmest recorded year in the history of the US
2) The highest winds ever recorded in the western hemisphere (231 MPH / 370 KPH) were in 1934 at Mt Washington New Hampshire.

Also, the further weather drought problems in the US Midwest continued in 1934 and some 35 million acres of farmland were utterly destroyed and a further 225 million acres were in danger.

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was passed.
The turning point in the great depression in America with unemployment decreasing to 22% .
Alcatraz federal penitentiary known as "The Rock" opens
The First Ever general strike in the US
Trampoline was invented by George Nissen and Larry Griswold
The president set up public works around the US including bridges, roads and flood control Dams in an attempt to put America back on it's feet.
The FBI had considerable success ending the careers with celebrity criminals and John Dillinger , Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson.
Donald Duck appears for the first time in "The Wise Little Hen"

In Germany Adolf Hitler declared himself the Fuhrer (not just Chancellor)
In Russia Stalin began his massacres
In China Mao Tse-Tung spread the communist doctrine.
The Loch Ness Monster is spotted for the first time
The Luxury Liner Queen Mary is launched in Scotland

World Cup Facts:
Winner Italy, Second Czechoslavakia, Third Germany, Fourth Austria

The Following People were Born in 1934:
Giorgio Armani July 11th -- Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Brigitte Bardot September 28th -- Paris, France
Pat Boone June 1st -- Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Charles Manson November 12th -- Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Bill Moyers June 6th -- Hugo, Oklahoma, United States
Ralph Nader February 27th -- Winsted, Connecticut United States

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