In 1934, 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die.
In 1934, Nazi Germany & Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years.
= Hitler revealed to a shocked Europe a 10-year nonaggression pact with Poland.
In 1934, -14.3 degrees F (-25.8 degrees C), coldest day in New York City.
In 1934, -51 degrees F (-46 degrees C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record).
In 1934, John Dillinger breaks jail using a wooden pistol.
In 1934, John Dillinger and his gang robbed the First National Bank in Iowa. Baby Face Nelson was waiting outside in a getaway car. When a woman customer ran out of the bank and said "They're robbing the bank", Nelson responded "You're telling me".
In 1934, Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500.
In 1934, Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000).
In 1934, at the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, winds gust to 231 miles per hour, the strongest ever recorded on earth.
In 1934, The Big Wind: the highest velocity natural wind ever recorded occurred on the Mt. Washington N.H. observatory at 231 MPH!
In 1934, Wind gusts reach 372 kph at Mt Washington, NH.
In 1934, dust storms sweep away three hundred million tons of topsoil in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Hundreds of farmers subsequentl y abandon their land.
In 1934, the Deptartment of Justice offerd a $25,000 reward for John Dillinger, dead or alive.
In 1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
In 1934, Hitler and Mussolini met for the first time in Vienna, friendly on the outside but antagonistic in private, disagreeing in private over Dollfuss (who was assassinated in July by pro-nazi Austrians).
In 1934, The National Guard becomes part of the U.S. Army in a time of war through the National Guard Act.
In 1934, Germany & Poland sign no-attack treaty.
In 1934, Adolf Hitler began his "blood purge" of political and military leaders in Germany. Among those killed was one-time Hitler ally Ernst Roehm, leader of the Nazi stormtroopers and Hitler's one-time ally.
= Hitler carries out blood purge of Nazi Party.
= Night of the Long Knives, Hitler murdered Ernst Rohm and began to eliminate the SA, replacing the old Nazi party brownshirts with Heinrich Himmler's SS and Reinhard Heydrich's SD as state internal security forces.
In 1934, 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Orogrande, New Mex ico (state record).
In 1934, 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record).
In 1934, Die Schutzstaffel (SS) wird aus den Parteigliederungen ausgekoppelt und Hitler direkt unterstellt.
In 1934, 113 degrees F (45 degrees C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record).
In 1934, John Dillinger, the first person to receive the FBI's " Public Enemy No. 1" distinction, was shot to death by FBI agents as he left Chicago's Biograph movie theater, where he had just seen the movie "Manhattan Melodrama" starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy.
In 1934, Unsuccessful pro-Nazi revolt takes place in Austria; Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is assassinated.
In 1934, 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Orofino, Idaho (state record).
In 1934, Adolf Hitler declared himself Fuehrer on the death of President Hindenberg.
In 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, paving the way for Adolf Hitler's complete takeover. Hitler became Supreme Commander of the armed forces.
In 1934, US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915.
In 1934, US ends occupation of Haiti (been the re since 1915).
In 1934, Hitler elected Fuhrer (95.7% of German voters); Plebescite in Germany approved sole executive power to Adolph Hitler.
In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer. Over 90% of the voters voted him into office.
In 1934, Adolf Hitler demanded that France turn over the Saar region to Germany.
In 1934, 134 people lost their lives in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off the Ashl ey Park, New Jersey coast.
In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of the Lindbergh infant.
In 1934, Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000.
In 1934, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler expands the German army and navy, and create s an air force.
In 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was discovered and shot t o death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
In 1934, Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Josef Stalin, was assassinated at the Leningrad party headquarters, resulting in a massive purge.