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1935 HAPPENINGS

LITERATURE

Clifford Odets's play "Waiting for Lefty" premieres at the Civic Repertory Theater in New York
Zoe Atkins's play "The Old Maid" opens at the Empire Theater in New York city.  the play is based on the novel written by Edith Wharton
Robert E Sherwood's play "The Petrified Garden" opens at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City.  Humphrey Bogart stars.
Clifford Odets's play "Awake and Sing" opens at the Belasco Theater in New York City
John O'Hara writes "Butterfield 8"
thomas Wolfe writes "Of Time and the River"
George Santayana writes, "The Last Puritan"
Horace McCoy writes "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
John Steinbeck writes "Tortilla Flat

MUSIC

2nd annual Bach Festival held in Los Angeles
George Gershwin's folk opera "Porgy and Bess" premiers in New York.
Alban Berg dies

POLITICS

Minting of silver dollars ceases.
The Banking Act of 1935 makes the FDIC a permanent agency and raises the deposit insurance level to $5000.
The Unites State Senate refuses to participate in the World Court
The World's largest railroad bridge is constructed over the Zambezi River in South Africa
Detective Leonard Kester demonstrates the Kesler polygraph machine for use in criminal investigations
New York Governor Herbert Lehman signs bills which allow the use of blood types to be introduced into evidence in court cases.
Bruno Hauptmann is convicted of killing the Lindburgh baby.

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