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Fire destroyed a large part of Salem, Mass.;
15,000 homeless: $12,000,000 loss, June 26. 1915 British naval victory, North Sea, Off Dogger
Bank, Jan. 24; German official submarine "blockade" of Great Britain began, Feb. 18; British "Orders in Council" to prevent commodities reaching or leaving Germany, March 1; Second Battle of Ypres, April 22-28 (first poison gas attack of war): April 30; on May 1, a German submarine fired on and hit with a torpedo a ship called the Gulflight, which was Americanowned and was flying the American flag. Two members of the crew, both Americans, died as a result of this attack; Italy renounces treaty of Triple Alliance, May 4; steamship Lusitania sunk by German submarine of Head of Kinsale, Ireland, May 7; 1,195 lives lost, of which 124 were Americans. The submarine was the U-20. commanded by Capt. Schweiger. The identity of the ship was not known to those on the submarine, it was stated at Berlin, in May, 1935, by Capt. Karl Scherb, the officer who first sighted the British liner. Only one torpedo was fired, he said; steamship Arabic sunk, Aug. 19; Allied forces land at Salonica, Oct. 5; Nurse Cavell shot at Brus
sels, Oct. 12. 1915 Earthquake killed 29,978 in central Italy, Jan.
13. Panama-Pacific International Exposition
opened (San Francisco). Feb. 20; the Panama-California Exposition was held in San
Diego. 1916 Germans attacked, Verdun, Feb. 21-28: rebel
rising in Dublin, April 24 (Patrick H Pearse and others were executed, May 3; Sir Roger Casement was hanged, Aug. 3): the German submarine, Deutschland arrived at Norfolk, Va., July 9 (on her second trip she reached New London, Conn., Nov. 1); naval battle off Jutland, May 31; Third Battle of Ypres, June 2; sinking of British warship Hampshire, with Lord Kitchener aboard (12 sailors saved), by German mine in Orkneys, Scotland, June 5; Battle of Somme, July 1-10; Second Battle of Somme, July 14-Aug. 5; Capt. Fryatt executed, July 27; David Lloyd George became British Premier, Dec. 6; Wilson's peace note published, Dec. 20. Gregory Rasputin, the "Mad Monk," killed
in Petrograd (Leningrad), in Dec. He exercised, it was alleged, mesmeric influence
over the Czar and Czarina, one or both. Columbus, New Mexico, raided by Pancho
Villa (Doroteo Arango), March 9; Pershing
July 18, 1923, at Parral, in Durango.
Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco
and he was set free. Black Tom dock explosion and fire, Jersey
City, July 30; 2 killed, $22.000.000 loss. 1917 Germany began unrestricted submarine war
lare, Feb. 1, United States broke oil diplo
1917 matic relations with Germany, Feb. 3:
United States declared a state of war existed with Germany, April 6; Russian Czar abdicated, March 15. President Wilson signed Selective Military Conscription Bill, May 18, registration (ages 21-30) June 5: First American troops landed in France, June 26; Russia proclaimed a republic, Sept. 15; first American killed in battle in World War by airplane bomb (1st Lieut. w. T. Fitzsimmons, M.R.C.) after U. S. entry, Sept. 4; Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy. shot in France by firing squad, Oct. 15; first shot by American troops, in France, Oct. 27; first American casualties in France. Nov. 3: Bolshevists under Lenin seized supreme power in Russia, Nov. 7 (Gen. Ludendorff in his memoirs says that the German government had sent Lenin from Switzerland, after the Russian Revolution, across Germany and Sweden to Russia to propagate Bolshevism); Battle of Cambrai, Nov. 20-Dec. 4; United States declared a state of war existed with Austria, Dec. 7; Jerusalem captured, Dec. 9; U.S. Gov't took
over control of railroads, Dec. 28. Halifax disaster, Dec. 6; explosion of a muni.
tion ship in harbor in collision caused fire that laid in ruins one-third of the city: killed 1,226, with 400 others missing: de
stroyed 3,000 houses. The 18th (Prohibition) Amendment to the Constitution was submitted to the States by Congress on Dec. 18. The first State (Mississippi) ratified it on Jan. 8, 1918, and on Jan. 16, 1919, the 36th State Nebraska) ratified it, whereupon, by proclamation of the Secretary of State, Jan, 29, 1919, it became effective one year from that date. Jan. 16, 1920. By Feb. 25, 1919, the Legislatures of 45 States had ratified it; the 46th State, New Jersey, ratified it on March 9. 1922. It was not ratified by Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Volstead (Prohibition Enforcement) Act was passed by Congress in Oct. 1919, and went in effect Jan. 17, 1920. President F. D. Roosevelt, on Mch. 22, 1933, signed a bill passed by the new Congress, amending the Volstead Prohibition Enforcement Act, to legalize 3.2 per cent. beer and wine. The Act went into effect on April 7, 1933. The adoption of the 21st Amendment (repealing the 18th Amendment) by 37 States was proclaimed
in force Dec. 5, 1933. 1918 President Wilson made 14 Points of Peace
speech in Congress, Jan. 8;. peace signed at Brest-Litovsk between the Bolsheviks on the one side, and Germany, AustriaHungary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the other, March 3 (by It Russia gave up the Baltic provinces, Lithuania and Finland): peace signed between Germany and Finland, March 7; Battle of the Somme, March 21. to April 6; Paris bombarded by long range guns at distance of 75 miles, March 23; British naval forces raid Zeebrugge and Ostend. April 22; pro-German plot discovered in Ireland. Sinn Fein leaders arrested, May_17: Battle of the Alsne, May 27-June 5: Fifth All Russian Congress of Soviets adopted a written constitution of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republics, July 10, and put in operation with
out a popular vote or referendum. Czar Nicholas of Russia, the Empress Alex
andra; the daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Marie (Anastasia?): the son, Alcxis; Prince Dolgorolkofl, Dr. Bodkin, a lady-in-waiting and a nurse were shot by Bolshevik orders at Ekaterinburg. July 16; at Perm. also, July 12, the Bolshevists assassinated the Czar's brother, Grand Duke Michael, and at Alapelievsky, north of Ekaterinburg, they killed the Grand Dukes Sergius Mikhalilovitch. Igo Constantinovich and Ivan Constantinovich. An alleged survivor of the massacre, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the Czar, was brought to the U. S., in 1930, by the Princess Xenia of Greece. She called herself Mme.
Anastasia Nikolaevna Tschaikowsky. German retreat across the Marne begins,
July 19: Battle of St. Mihiel, Sept. 12-16; United States troops take St. Mihiel, Sept. 13; Battle of Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 20 to Nov. 11; Franco-American attack in Argonne, Sept. 26, British attack breaks Hindenburg line, Sept. 27; Bulgaria signs armis. tice and surrenders, Sept. 29; Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates, Oct 5: United States troops capture St. Etienne, Oct. 6.
1918 Three French soldiers, Corporals Rene
strike, Oct. 31. Beaufils and Jean Duroca, and Machine 1920 The League of Nations came automatically Gunner Pierre Seyler, were the last lives
into existence under the Versailles (World lost in France in the World War. They
War) Peace Treaty when representatives of fell at Dom-le-Mesnil, on the Meuse, one
13 nations met at Geneva on Jan. 10 and minute before the bugles sounded "Cease
began the organization. The first Assembly firing' at 11 A. M., Nov. 11, 1918.
met in November, that year, when delegates Allies capture Cambrai, le Cateau and Ron
from 42 countries admitted 6 others. croy, Oct. 9; Allies occupy Ostend, Bruges Frederick A. Parmenter, shoe factory payand Lille, Oct. 17: Germans in third peace
master at South Braintree,
was note accept President Wilson's terms and
robbed of $15,000 and shot to death. Nicola recall submarines to their bases, Oct. 20;
Sacco and Bartolomeo Venzetti, anarchists British and Italians cross the Plave, Oct.
from Italy, were convicted, July 14, 1921, 27; armistice granted to Turkey, Oct. 30;
of the murder of Parmenter and were Hungarian Republic proclaimed in Buda
executed Aug. 23, 1927. pest, and Republic of German Austria in International Court of Justice adopted by Vienna, Nov. 1; Austria accepts truce
League of Nations, Aug. 2. terms, Nov. 4; United States troops reach The Nineteenth Amendment, giving suffrage Sedan, Nov. 7; revolution in Kiel and
to women, was proclaimed in effect, Aug. Hamburg, Nov. 7; Bavaria proclaimed a re
26. public, Nov. 8; the Kaiser abdicates, Nov. Wall St., N. Y., bomb explosion, killed 30; 9; he flees to Holland, Nov. 10; armistice injured 100; did $2,000,000 damage. Sept. in World War signed in Marshal Foch's
16. railway coach, near Rethondes, in the for- 1921 President Harding signed Joint resolution est of Compiegne, France, 3 miles east of
(passed by House, June 30, by Senate July the town of Compiegne, and 21 miles
i) of Congress declaring peace with Gernorthwest of Senlis, Nov. 11; German fleet
many and Austria, July 2. The treaty was surrenders to British, Nov. 21; United
signed Aug. 25, in Berlin, by United States Státes troops enter Mainz, Dec. 6: Ameri
and German representatives; was ratified can troops crossed Rhine, Dec. 13.
Sept. 17 by the German National Council; Malbone St., Tunnel rall wreck (Brighton
ratified by the United States Senate (66 line, Brooklyn); 97 killed, 100 hurt, Nov. 2.
to 20) on Oct. 18. 1919 Peace Conference opened informally in Paris, Arkansas River floods and rain swept away Jan. 12; formally inaugurated in Versail.
665 houses in Pueblo, Col., property loss les, Jan. 18;. treaty signed at Versailles,
over $20,000,000; 106 dead, June 3-4. June 28; by the Treaty Plenipotentiaries of Collapse and explosion of dirigible balloon, Germany and the Allied Powers: Presi
ZR-2 over Hull, England; 62, including 17 dent Wilson gave the treaty to the Senate,
U. S. Naval men, were killed, Aug. 24.
the Rhine, Germany, killed hundreds and liament, July 25; and by King George,
destroyed property worth millions, Sept. 21. July 31; by the King of Italy, Oct. 7; by Gerald Chapman and
George ("'Dutch") France, Oct. 13, and by Japan, Oct. 27;
Anderson, on Oct. 24, held up a mail wadefeated in the United States Senate, Nov.
gon at Broadway and Leonard St., N. Y. 19.
City, and stole 4 sacks of registered mail, The German National Assembly, at Weimar on
containing $1,454,129, of which $100,000 Aug 11. promulgated the constitution,
was cash and negotiable securities. They which, in Article 48, provided that the
escaped, but were caught and convicted. President's control of the army was subject
and on Aug. 23, 1922, were sentenced to 25 to the responsibility of the Chancellor. How
years in the Federal prison at Atlanta, Ga. ever, in the event of civil disorder the Chan
Chapman escaped, on Mch. 27, 1923; Ancellor could act on his own initiative, “i1
derson on Dec. 1923. The atter was necessary, with the help of the armed
killed in the midwest Oct. 31, 1926. ChapIt was also provided that the
man was hanged in the Conn. State Prison, Chancellor could suspend a number of the
Wethersfield, on April 6, 1926. He had articles of the Constitution which guaran
been convicted of killing a policeman in teed the liberties of the citizens, freedom of
a store robbery at New Britain.
Limitation of Armaments Conference met in the Reichstag: and his dictatorship there
Washington, Nov. 11, 1921-Feb. 6. 1922, after was founded on Article 48.
Its terms expired Dec. 31, 1936. The Communist International, or Comintern.
1922 Roof of Knickerbocker (movie) Theatre colwas organized in March, in Russia. Karl
lapsed in Washington, D. C., 98 died from Marx, in Germany in 1862, had formed the
injuries, Jan. 28. International Working Men's Association, Dirigible balloon Roma (built in Italy for which existed until 1874. The Second
the United States) exploded, by contact International dated from 1889.
with electric wires, descending at HampIn Amritsar, religious metropolis of the Sikhs.
ton, Va.; 34 died of injuries, Feb. 21.
The in Punjab Province, British India, April 11,
Portuguese aviators, Admiral Cago & mass meeting of protest against the arrest
Coutinho and Commander Saccadura Ca
bral, left Lisbon, Portugal, March 22, arof agitators refused to disperse and was fired upon by British soldiers under Gen. Dyer;
riving at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 19, at least 400 persons were killed and over
with stops at Cape Verde and Natal, coy1,000 wounded.
ering 4,293 nautical miles. This was the
first airplane crossing of the South AtThree U. S. Navy seaplanes left Trepassy,
lantic. Newfoundland, May 16; one, the N-C 4.
Fourteen republics of Russia combined, in reached the Azores, May 17; Lisbon, May
convention in Moscow, as the Union of 27; Plymouth, England, May 31: Harry
Soviet Socialist Republics, Dec. 20. InC. Hawkes and MacKenzie Grieve fell in
cluded were the White Russian, the Ukrainmid-ocean on an attempted flight. May 18, from Newfoundland
ian, and the Trans-Caucasian Soviet Reto Ireland, but
1923 French and Belgian troops began occupation
of the Ruhr, Jan. 11.
On May 17, 76 persons, 41 of them children.
were burned or crushed to death at the land, July 2, and descended in Mineola,
Cleveland Rural Graded School in CamL. I., July 6. It left for England. July 10. and arrived there July 13. The U. 8. trans
den, s. C. continental air flight, New York to San
Earthquake, followed by fires and tidal waves, Francisco and return, Oct. 8-18, was won
destroyed part of Tokio and Yokohama. by Lieut. W. B. Maynard and Lieut. Alex.
99,331 were killed. Sept. 1. Pearson.
The revolt in Bavaria, organized by Gen.
Ludendorff and Adolf Hitler, ended on The Wartime Prohibition Law, designed as a
Mar. 9. when the Beer Putschists marched measure to conserve grain during the war.
in Munich. Ludendorff was captured but was enacted in November, 1918, and be
later was paroled. Hitler was wounded. came effective June 30, 1919.
several others died, in the fighting. Hitler Mayaguez Theater fire, June 20, San Juan,
was captured Nov. 12 and imprisoned. P. R.; 150 died.
1924 Nikolai Lenin (M. Vladmir Ilich Ulianov. Steel workers strike all over U. S., beginning
Lenin) 54, head of the Soviet Russian Sept. 22: railway strike in England began
government, died on Jan. 21, of apoplexy, 11 Sept. 27; soft coal miners in U. 8. began
Gorka, 20 miles S. E. of Moscow. He ha!
1924 been seriously ill since May, 1933). For some | 1927.600 U. S. marines and several war vessels
time he had been progressively paralyzed. were ordered to Nicaragua, Jan. 6, to proThe death certificate of Dr. Otfried Foers
tect American interests. The marines were ter, of Breslau, named the trouble as ar
withdrawn early in 1933. terio-sclerosis, Lenin's father had died Civil War in China caused over 400 British comparatively young from the same cause.
troops to be landed in Shanghai, Jan. 27; Allies and Germany, in Agreement of London,
1,200 U. S. marines got there on March 5, accepted Dawes Reparation Plan, Aug. 16;
and Japan, France, Spain, Portugal and French troops began evacuation of Ruhr
Holland put over 15,000 soldiers ashore. At Aug. 18; the Agreement was formally signed
Nanking, March 23, Cantonese troops Aug. 30, at London by Germany and the
shelled the burning Standard Oil plant, powers concerned, and Owen D. Young of
and killed several foreigners, including Dr. the United States assumed duties as Agent
J. E. Williams of Shawnee, O., Vice PresiGeneral of Reparation Payments.
dent of Nanking University. N. F. Leopold. Jr., 19, and Richard Loeb, 19, The U. S. Supreme Court voided the Doheny kidnapped for ransom and killed Robert
oil reserve leases Feb. 28. President CooFranks, 13, in Chicago, May 22; they
lidge cancelled the Naval Reserve oil leases, pleaded guilty, July 21, and were sen
March 17. tenced to prison for life. Loeb was killed Albert Snyder, art editor of "Motor Boating." by a fellow convict, Jan. 28. 1936.
was killed, March 20, in his home, Queens The Prince of Wales began his American
Village, L. I., N. Y His wife, Ruth Brown tour in N. Y., Aug. 29; and left there for
Snyder, and her lover, Henry Judd Gray, England, Oct. 25.
married, a corset salesman, of E. Orange, The ZR-3, dirigible (Los Angeles), left Fried
N. J., confessed, and were convicted, May 9, richshafen, Germany, Oct. 12, 12:35 A. M.;
of murder. They were executed in Sing arriving in New York, Oct. 15, 8:3:40 A, M.;
Sing, Jan. 12, 1928. reached Lakehurst, N. J., 9:55 A, M.
Floods in the Mississippi River and its lower On Christmas Day, in the Babb Switch
branches began early in April and for six School, Hobart, Okla., 35 parents and
weeks inundated 20,000 square miles in Arkschool children perished in a fire that
ansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, started when a candle ignited a holiday
Tennessee and Kentucky. The property tree.
loss was put at $270,000,000; over 4.000.000 1925 A storm in Missouri, Southern Illinois and
acres of crops were destroyed, also 25,000 Indiana killed over 830 persons, injured
horses, 50,000 cattle, 148,000 hogs, 1.300 3,800; property loss $10.000.000.
sheep, and 1,300.000 poultry; 600,000 persons 200 were killed by the explosion of bombs in
were made for a time homeless, and several the Cathedral of Sveti Kral. in Sofia, at
hundred were drowned. Tornadoes killed 22 the funeral of Gen. Georghieff, who was as
in Illinois, April 19, and 250 on May 9 in
Arkansas, sassinated April 14.
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Earthquakes in Japan killed 381, and caused
Louisiana, Missouri, Texas and Wyoming $50,000,000 property loss, May 23.
Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh, alone in his Earthquakes partly destroyed the city of
monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. hopped Santa Barbara, Calli., June 29.
off, May 10, at San Diego, Calif. He reached John T. Scopes, in court'in Dayton, Tena..
St. Louis May 11; left there May 12 and was found guilty of having taught evolution
landed the same day at Mineola. N. Y. in the local High School and was fined $100
He left there on May 20, reached Paris
May 21, flew to Brussels, May 28; Brussels and costs, July 24. William J. Bryan, chief counsel for the prosecution, died in Dayton
to London, May 29; England back to Paris.
June 3; Paris to Cherbourg, June 4, where on July 26. Clarence Darrow, chief defense counsel, died March 13, 1938.
he boarded the U.S. Navy Cruiser, MemThe 2 Nine Power Treaties of the Washing
phis, on the deck of which was the boxedton Arms Conference were ratified in Wash
up Spirit of St. Louis. The ship arrived
on June 10 at the Virginia Capes; Lindington by the U. S., France, Japan, Italy, Great Britain, China, Portugal, Belgium
bergh was welcomed June 11, by President
Coolidge, in Washington, in New York and Holland, Aug. 5. The U. S. Navy rigid dirigible airship Shen
City on June 13, by Mayor J. J. Walker
and Gov. A. E. Smith; he returned to andoah (which had left Lakehurst, N. J.,
Washington and on June 16 flew his Spirit on Sept. 2, bound for St. Paul) was torn
of St. Louis to Mineola, N. Y., and was to pieces at 5 A, M., Sept. 3, by a thunder
welcomed in Brooklyn. On June 17 he flew squall while passing over Ava, Ohio: 14
to St. Louis. Later (Dec., 1927-Feb., 1928) of the crew were killed, including Lieut.
he flew Com. Zachary Lansdowne, Sept. 3.
from Washington, non-stop, to
Mexico City, thence to Panama and South Germany ratified the Locarno treaties, Nov.
America, and to St. Louis. In 1931-32, he 27. They were ratified by Great Britain,
and his wife flew to Ottawa, thence to AlGermany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland,
aska, Japan, and China. In 1933 (July-Dec.) and Czechosloyakia, in London, Dec. 1.
the couple toured in their plane Greenland. They went into effect on Sept. 14, 1926.
western Europe, upper South America and 1926 The anthracite strike, which began Sept. 1,
the West Indies. 1926, was secretly settled, in Philadelphia,
A tornado at St. Louis killed 87. injured Feb. 12; work resumed Feb. 18.
1,500, and destroyed 1,000 houses, Sept. 29. A general British strike, due to coal miners'
Rains and floods, beginning Nov. 2, and laststrike and lockout, and involving 2,500,000
ing several days, devastated the river val. workers, began May 3; called off May 12.
leys of New England, particularly in but the coal miners stayed out for months.
Vermont, and the Canadian Province of The Sesquicentennial Exposition, in Phila
Quebec. Over 120 persons were killed in delphia, opened, May 31. It closed Nov. 30.
Vermont. 21 were killed, 80 buildings wrecked, and $85,- 1928 Pan-American Conference in Havana, Cuba: 000,000 of property and ammunition de
opened by_President Coolidge, Jan. 16: stroyed by explosions and fires when light.
adjourned Feb. 20. ning struck the navy munitions reservations Trotsky, Kameneff, Zinovieff, Rakovsky, and at Lake Denmark, N. J., July 10.
Radek exiled by the Soviets from White The Assembly of the League of Nations, in
Russia, Jan. 16.
lost, 700 houses swept away. nent members of the Council from 6 to 9. A hurricane swept over the West Indies and A tropical hurricane from the ocean swept
Florida, Sept. 12-17, killing 60 on the Leethe east coast of Florida, and into Alabama
ward Isles, 660 on Guadeloupe, 200 on Puerand Mississippi, Sept. 18, killing 372:
to Rico, and 1500 to 2500 in Florida. Dam6,281 were hurt, 17,884 families temporarily
age, $85,000,000 in Puerto Rico, $25,000,000 made homeless, 5.000 homes were destroyed
in Florida, $7,000,000 elsewhere. The greatest damage was in Miami and its
Soviet Russia inaugurated the Five-Year suburbs. Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood,
Plan of agricultural and industrial developDania and Hialeah, where the dead num
ment, Oct. 1. bered 250. 110 bodies were found at Moore
The balloon, Graf Zeppelin, under Capt. Haven. In the Bahamas, at Turks and
Hugo Eckener, with crew of 38 and 20 Caicos Islands 17 were killed; over 10 died
passengers. left Friedrichshafen, Germany, at Bimini.
on Oct. 11, and on Oct. 15, reached N. Y A hurricane killed over 600 in Havana and
City and anchored at Lakehurst, N. J. other places in Cuba, Oct. 20. On the Isle
She left there Oct. 29, and reached Friedof Pines, 40 were killed.
richshafen on Oct. 31.
1929 landed once in the mountains to refuel. 1929 landed once in the mountains to refuel. in N. Y. City. Nov. 4. and died Nov. 6.
Following a strike, on Dec. 4, at the CusU. S. President-elect Herbert Hoover, wife
toms Office, U. S. Marines declared marand party, made a tour of Latin America.
tial law in Port-au-Prince, and in Cape They left San Pedro, Calif., on the battle
Hatien, Haiti; 500 more marines were ship Maryland, on Nov. 19, there on Dec.
sent to Haiti; on Dec. 6, marines killed 18; in Rio de Janeiro, on Dec. 21, reaching
5 and wounded 20 in a force of 1,500 peasNorfolk and Washington on Jan. 6. 1929.
ants advancing on Aux Cayes. 1929 The Jones Law, an amendment making more Long-term armed felons in the State Prison drastic the National Prohibition Act, was
at Auburn, N. Y., captured Warden Edgar passed by the Senate 65 to 18, on Feb. 19:
S. Jennings and several guards on Dec. by the House, 283 to 90 on Feb. 28. and
11. Six convicts were shot to death. George approved by President Coolidge on March 2.
A. Durnford, chief keeper, was killed. The Papal state, extinct since 1870. was re- 1930 Floods and rains in the valley of the River created under the name of the State of
Tarn in Southern France, Mch. 5, killed Vatican City, under the terms signed at
over 400. and destroyed 4,000 homes. and Rome, Feb. 11. They went into effect
also other structures, mostly at Montauban May 1.
and at Moissac. In Mexico & revolution under Gen. J. G. Fire, April 21, killed 320 convicts in the Escobar began in March. Roman Catholic
Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus. leaders denied complicity. The rebellion The London Naval Reduction Treaty was ended in May; 4,000 killed, 11,000 wounded.
signed there, April 22. The Senate ratified Fire, explosion and chemical fumes from X
the treaty on July 21, and the President ray Alms (nitrogen-dioxide) killed 124 at
signed it on July 22. It was proclaimed the Cleveland, O., Clinic Hospital of Dr.
by President Hoover in effect on Jan. 1, George W. Crile, May 15.
1931. Its terms expired on Dec. 31, 1936. Settlement of the dispute between Chile and The Allied Reparation Commission estab. Peru over the provinces of Tacna and Arica
lished under the Treaty of Versailles to colwas announced by President Hoover award
lect the war indemnity from Germany ing Tacna to Peru and Arica to Chile. The
ended its labors at a meeting at Paris, May treaty was signed in Lima, June 3.
17, simultaneously with the conclusion of Convicts revolted in Clinton State Prison,
the Dawes plan regime and the official comDannemora, N. Y., July 22; three guards
mencement of the Young plan. killed; part of prison plant burned.
The Bolivian government was overthrown, President Hoover, on July 24, proclaimed
June 22, by rebels; the Peruvian Govt., the Kellogg- Briand Anti-War Treaty in Aug. 22-27: the Argentine Govt., Sept. 6: effect (at 1:22 P. M.) under which 62 lead
the Brazil Govt., Oct. 24. ing powers pledge themselves to renounce The last French soldiers of the army of ocwar as an instrument of national policy.
cupation at the Kehl bridgehead of the At the State Prison at Auburn, N. Y.. on
Rhine were withdrawn, June 28, to StrasJuly 28, the convicts rioted, seized the
bourg, and Baden W&S entirely freed prison arsenal and distributed arms.
Evacuation of the Rhineland was completed Guards, state troopers and militiamen.
on June 30. drove the prisoners to cover with machine Joseph F. Crater, a justice of the State Suguns, rifles and tear bombs. The damage
preme Court, N. Y. City, vanished on the to property was $450,000. Two prisoners
night of Aug. 6. were killed.
A hurricane, on Sept. 3, struck the City The Graf Zeppelin_dirigible balloon, with 20
of Santo Domingo and nearby country: passengers, left Friedrichshafen, Germany,
2,000 were killed, 6,000 injured, with dam. on Aug 14, and went east around the
ages estimated at $40.000.000. world, over Russia, and Asia, at Tokio
The British dirigible balloon, R-101, on Oct. (Aug. 19) over the Pacific at Los Angeles
5. hit a wooded hill, and burned up. near (Aug. 26); at Lakehurst, N. J. (Aug. 29)).
Allone, France, on the way from Croydon to She had left Lakehurst on Aug. 8. She left
India; 47 killed. there on Sept. 1, and landed at Friedrichs- In Belgium, in the Valley of the Meuse, behafen on Sept. 4.
tween Liege and Huvann, dense fogon A mutiny, on Oct: 3, of convicts at the Colo
Dec. 5, killed 75 persons and many cattle. rado State Penitentiary. at Canon City, The Bank of United States, at N. Y. City. lasted until Oct. 4, when the four leaders of
was closed, Dec. 11, by the State authe revolt killed themselves and the rest
thorities. surrendered. Seven guards and five felons 1931 The Panama Republic's government, headed were killed. The chapel, mess hall, and
by F. H. Arosemena, was overthrown: 10 two cell-houses were burned.
were killed, Jan. 2. Albert B. Fall, former Secretary of the In
Constitutional guarantees were restored, Feb. terior, was found guilty in the Supreme
8, in Spain. They had been suspended by Court of the District of Columbia of ac
Premier Rivera on Sept. 23, 1923; the nacepting a bribe of $100,000 from Edward
tional election was held on April 12: King L. Doheny in the leasing of the Elks Hills
Alfonso fled from Madrid on April 14, and naval oil reserve during the Harding Ad
a republic was proclaimed; a new Parliaministration. He was sentenced, on Nov.
ment was elected on June 28, and Alcalo 1, to $100,000 fine and a year in prison,
Zamora was chosen president.
The Peruvian Government was upset by Late in October the prices of stocks began to
revolution, on Mch. 1; that of Chili, on go downwards, and this movement at New
July 24; Paraguay, Oct. 26; Salvador, Dec. 3 York and elsewhere continued through the
Earthquakes killed 1,000 in Managua, Nicarrest of the year, with occasional brief ral
agua, Mch. 31, and destroyed many buildlies. Declines in stock values up to the
ines end of 1929 reached $15,000.000.000: It was The King and Queen of Siam and party artestified in 1932 before a U. S. Senate Com.
rived in Victoria, BC.. on April 16: on mittee that the 1929-1931 stock losses af.
April 22 they settled in Scarborough, near fected 25,000,000 persons, and totaled $50.
N. Y. City, and the King had a cataract 000.000.000
removed from his eye, on May 10: they The Atlantic coast, from N. Y. City north
left on July 28 for Canada and Siam. ward to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
President Hoover, on June 20, proposed å lwas shaken, on Nov. 18, by an earthquake
year moratorium on intergovernmental A tidal wave swept the south coast of the
debts, to begin July 1. This took effect. Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, drowning
A tidal wave, on Sept. 10, killed 1.200 perover 40 persons.
sons in Belize, British Honduras, and Commander Richard E. Byrd started from
destroyed buildings. his base, Little America, in the Antarctic, Great Britain, on Sept. 21, suspended the at 3.29 (10.29 p.m. New York time), Nov
gold standard for 6 inonths. She was fol28, on a 1,600-mile flight to the South Pole
lowed by Denmark, on Sept. 28. and Finand back, with Bert Balchen as pilot, Har.
land on Oct. 12; Japan, Dec. 13. old I. June as radio operator, and Capt. Jack (Legs) Diamond, was assassinated in Ashley C. McKinly as photographer, in the
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 8, a day after his ac. tri-motored airplane he took to the Ant
quittal of kidnapping arctic. The party got back on Nov, 29, at 5.10 1932 Joseph Kahahawal, a Hawaiian, on trial in p.m. (N. Y. time), and reported that they
Honolulu on a charge of attacking the wife reached the Pole on Nov. 29, about 8.55 a.m.
of Lieut. Thos. H. Massie, a naval officer (N. Y. time) dropped & U. S flag there
on the U. S. N. receiving ship. Alton, was (it was 16° below zero); circled over the
kidnapped and slain, Jan. 8, after the jury polar plateau, and, on the return journey,
1932 In Shanghai, Chinese gangsters, on Jan. 15, 1932 counsel to the legislative committee in its slew a Buddhist priest from Japan, Hideo
inquiry into the city government. Walker Minakami. This was the first of a series
had been & witness before that committee. of troubles which led, on Jan. 27, to the After passing over the Virgin Islands, where landing of Japanese marines, and warfare.
15 persons were killed, a hurricane ripped The Spanish Parliament, Jan. 19, by decree
across Puerto Rico, Sept. 27, killing 245, dissolved the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
injuring 3,329; destroying 36,249 buildings, The Jesuits were, by decree of the Franco
damaging 30.046; and leaving over 41,000 government, in January, 1940, readmitted
families in need of food; property loss. to Spain, and their property was restored.
$30,000,000. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., 19 months
Earthquakes on Dec. 26, killed 70.000 persons old (born at Englewood, N. j., June 22,
in the Kaoti district of the northwest Prov
ince of Kansu, China.
on Jan, 2, and on Feb. 2. Gen. Sandino
ended his rebellion.
An epidemic of "bank holidays" in the
United States began on Feb. 14, in Michiroadway, less than 5 miles from the babe's
gan, when Goy. W. A. Comstock ordered home, and between Hopewell and Prince
all banks in that State closed for 8 days.
All banks in the United States were closed
by proclamation of President Roosevelt be-
ginning on March 6. The Stock and ComMeantime, John F. Condon, for Col. Lind
modity Exchanges in New York City and bergh, had paid $50,000 in Bronx Borough
elsewhere also closed, beginning March 6.
and reopened mostly on March 15.
banks reopened, such as were fit, gradually.
from March 9, onward.
The movement to collect hoarded gold from
the people commenced early in March.
Congress on the 9th, in special session On Sept. 10, 1934, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, 35, married, father of a baby boy.
granting the President dictatorial power
over all forms of money, çarpenter, paroled German convict who had
A presidential entered the United States unlawfully, at
ban on gold exports began on April 19. On N. Y. City. in 1923, was arrested near his
June 5 the President signed an Act of
Congress home in the Wakefield
outlawing section of the
gold-payment Bronx, after he had passed a ransom bank
clause in all monies, and other public and
In October the Govern
ment commenced to buy domestic and forin his garage.
the market price, for He was indicted in
eign gold above
the Bronx on Sept. 26, on an extortion charge;
the purpose of raising commodity prices.
Minnesota, on Feb. 24, banned mortgage on Oct. 8, he was indicted in Hunterdon County.
foreclosures on N.
farms and homes.
to other States.
The charge; on Jan. 3, 1935, he was put to trial in Flemington and was identified by
Minnesota action was sustained by the Col. Lindbergh, by Condon and others; a
U. S. Supreme Court in a 5-to-4 decision. part of the kidnap ladder was sworn
The German Reichstag (Parliament) Build
to have come from his attic: he denied his
ing, in Berlin, was destroyed on Feb. 27 by guilt under oath and testified he got the
fire. The Supreme Court found Marinus ransom money from the late Isador Fisch
van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist. The jury, on which several women served
guilty, and he was beheaded on Jan. 10, convicted Hauptman Feb. on
1934, in Leipzig, in Saxony.
13. anc Supreme Court Justice T. W. Trenchard
Earthquakes in Southern California on Mch. sentenced him to die in the week of Mch
10, at Long Beach and near by, killed 130 2. An appeal was taken to the State Cour!
persons and caused $50,000,000 damage. of Errors and Appeals, which sustained the
The U. S. Navy dirigible balloon, Akron, was conviction. The U. S. Supreme Court re
beaten down in a storm, on April 4, off fused to interfere. Governor Harold G
Barnegat, N. J.; 73 persons were drowned, Hoffman gave Hauptmann a month's re
including Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, the prieve, characterizing the trial in Fleming.
Aviation Chief. ton as unfair, and adding that such
The World Economic Conference opened, in crime suggested an accomplice. The State
London, June 12, but came to naught.
Spain, by Parliamentary edict, on May 17, sentence. He was executed on April 3
disestablished the church. 1936.
The Century of Progress Exposition opened in Congress, Mch. 2, passed a joint resolution
Chicago, on May 27, and closed at midnight proposing to the States an amendment to
of Nov. 12; it reopened in 1934 on May 26 the Federal Constitution, under which con.
and closed on Oct. 31; attendance (1933) gress would meet each year on Jan. 3, ang
22,320, 456; (1934) 16,306,090-total, 38,626,the terms of the President and Vice-Presi
546 dent would begin on Jan. 20. It wa:
The U. $. Congress, on June 13, passed the adopted by the States.
National Industrial Recovery Act (signed
June 16) which, with the Agricultural Ad. Ivar Kreuger, 52, unmarried, Swedish "match king,” shot himself to death, Mch. 12, in
justment Act (signed May 12) gave the
President control of agriculture and inParis.
dustry. The N. R. A. was killed by the Revolution, June 4, in Chili.
U. S. Supreme Court on May 27, 1935, and - In Siam, a bloodless revolution changed the
the A. A. A. processing taxes on Jan. 6. 1936. government from an absolute into & lim
In Germany, on June 22, the Hitler Governited monarchy, June 24.
ment began to proscribe all political parties Zachary S. Reynolds, 20, a son of R. J
except the National Socialist German Reynolds. cigarette manufacturer, wa
Labor Party (Nazis), beginning with the found shot to death, July 6, in his home,
Social Democratic Party. At the same time Winston-Salem, N. C.
the campaign was under way to reduce by The Lausanne Reparations Conference ad
law the percentage of Jews in government journed, July 9, after agreeing that Ger
life, in industry, and in the professions, many can settle in full for $714,000,000.
Kidnapping, in Albany, July 7, of John J.
O'Connell, Jr., was followed by that of A treaty was signed in Washington between
Charles F. Urschel (July 23, Oklahoma Canada and the United States, July 18, for
City); Jake the Barber, Chicago; and the proposed development of the St. Law.
others. At San Jose, Calif., Nov. 9, Brook rence waterway into an ocean lane and
L. Hart, a young merchant, was seized, power project.
bound, beaten, and flung into San FranThe British Imperial Economic Conference
cisco Bay, following a demand for ransom. opened in Ottawa, Can., July 21. It finally
A mob on Nov. 26, after the body was agreed on tariffs to mutualize the trade
found, broke into the jail, and dragged of the Empire.
forth and hanged Thomas H. Thurmond James J. Walker, resigned, Sept. 1, as Mayor
and John Holmes. of N. Y. City, and went to Europe. That In Rome, July 15, a 10-yr. peace pact was ended the charges on which he was being
signed by Italy, France, Germany and tried before Gov. Roosevelt on removal pro
Great Britain. ceedings, initiated by Samuel Seabury, An army revolt in Cuba caused President