60 were dead and 500 injured after five days of rioting between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay.
New York World-Telegram reporter H.R. Ekins won a race against two other New York newspaper journalists to travel around the world on commercial airline flights. He accomplished the feat in 18-1/2 days. His opponents were New York Evening Journal reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, who finished in second place, and New York Times reporter Leo Kieran. Despite Kilgallen’s second-place finish, upon her return to New York, where she lived, many photographs of her were published in newspapers and magazines.
The Sunday Referee somewhat broke the self-censorship policy of the British press by writing that “within the last day or so rumors from abroad have grown that the king is to marry before next May. If that were so, postponement (of his coronation) would be inevitable.
The Robinson Monument was dedicated in Gardiner Maine
.A Roller-Skating Event To Mark The Inauguration Of The New Lay Out Of Pereire Square In Paris
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, were greeted in Niagara Falls, New York, by at least 40,000 spectators. The purpose of this Niagara visit was to dedicate the newly constructed Hyde Park Stadium.
Rumors of King Edward’s relationship with Mrs. Simpson spread throughout England as the odds of Edward actually marrying her began to be weighed in the foreign press.American newspapers began disappearing from British newsstands without explanation. However, foreign magazines delivered to subscribers through the mail were arriving untouched.
Paris went dark for one hour starting at 9:30 p.m. so a mock bombing raid could be conducted
The British press observed an unofficial policy of self-censorship and refrained from publishing reports of Mrs. Simpson’s divorce proceedings. In the United States the story was front page news. The story was also reported freely in France, but the news was completely suppressed in Germany, Italy, Russia, Greece and the British Colonies.
Jewish teachers were banned from public schools in Nazi Germany.
200 fascists instigated a new wave of violence in London’s East End, attacking Jews and smashing and looting the windows of Jewish shops until they were dispersed by police.
10,000 leftists participated in an anti-Fascist demonstration in Victoria Park, London, with 5,000 police on hand. 50 Fascist youths attempted a rush to snatch a red flag and some people were slashed with razors