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1938 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

5th annual Bach Festival is held.  Arthur Leslie Jacobs conducting
The opera, "Andrea Chanier" receives its West Coast premiere

POLITICS

In Los Angeles, the area known as Chinatown opens in Los Angeles.  This move is necessitated due to the destruction of the Old Chinatown site necessitated by the need to make room for construction of the Union Train depot.
The Ludlow Resolution, which would have required a national referendum on the declaration of war, is shelved
Pecan shellers strike in San Antonio Texas.  One thousand out of 6,000 protesters are arrested.
The Hispanic Civil Rights Congress is founded in Los Angeles
Italy and England vie for control of the Arab nations 
China adopts the "scorched earth" policy in an effort to resist Japanese invaders.
Germany occupies Austria

POINTS OF INTEREST

Newscaster, Edward R Murrow, makes his first appearance in the popular CBS Radio program "News Roundup."

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