This Day in History

The Dust Bowl’s Black Blizzard

On May 11, 1934, a massive dust storm swept from the Great Plains to the Eastern states, part of the series of dust storms that characterized the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. This ecological disaster arose from a combination of severe drought and the agricultural practices of the time, which failed to protect the […]

Japan Renounces the Washington Naval Treaty

On this day in 1934, Japan officially withdrew from the Washington Naval Treaty, an arms limitation agreement. This marked a significant step in Japan’s path toward military expansion in the lead-up to World War II.

London Bridge

The London Bridge, built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967, reopens in Lake Havusu City, Arizona, after being sold to Robert P. McCulloch and moved to the United States.

In Marseilles

In Marseilles, a Macedonian revolutionary associated with Croat terrorists in Hungary assassinates King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. The two had been on a tour of European capitals in quest of an alliance against Nazi Germany. The assassinations bring the threat of war between Yugoslavia and Hungary, but confrontation is prevented […]