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Across the Nation
Storms Rage in "Dust Bowl"
Employment on the Rise?
Dillinger Gunned Down in Chicago
American Liberty League Formed
Textile Workers Go on Strike!

Federal Scene
Hopkins Pulls Plug on CWA
Stock Investors to Benefit from New Securities Commission
"FCC" to Bring Order to the Airwaves
FDR Promises New Deal for American Indians

World View
Hitler Declared "Fuhrer"
USSR Admitted to League of Nations
Massive Strike Staged in France

Popular Culture
St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers in World Series
First laundromat opens in Fort Worth, TX
Dionne Quintuplets born in Canada
Bonnie and Clyde killed, May 23, Louisiana
New comic strip begins: "Li'l Abner"
Donald Duck debuts in the cartoon "Wise Little Hen"

Popular songs:

  • "Anything Goes"
  • "Blue Moon"
  • "Autumn in New York"
  • "I Get a Kick Out of You"


  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
  • While Rome Burns by Alexander Woolcott
  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Murder in Three Acts by Agatha Christie
  • The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett


  • "It Happened One Night" (Academy Award Winner)
  • "Of Human Bondage"
  • "The Thin Man"
  • "Cleopatra"