ARMY AIR CORPS TEST FLYING FORTRESS The Army Air Corps at Langley Field, Virginia take their new Boeing bomber out for a test flight. The enormous machine is dubbed the "Flying Fortress" because it's powered with four 850 horse power motors.
ST. LOUIS BROWNS TRAIN AT THE TRAIN STATION The St. Louis Browns baseball team arrives at the train station where they begin spring training before they've even traded their suits for uniforms. Family and friends soon join in the fun.
GOVERNOR CLOSES JOHNSTOWN STEEL MILL As the strike against Little Steel companies refusing to sign union contracts spreads to Johnstown, Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle steps in with a heavy hand. He closes the Cambria plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and declares Martial Law despatching state police to oversee the situation.
FORD WORKERS ATTEND CIO MEETING Some 15,000 Detroit, Michigan Ford auto plant employees attend a Congress of Industrial Organizations (C.I.O) meeting to plan massive strikes to bring unionization to the industry.
BRADDOCK A NO-SHOW IN SCHMELING FIGHT German boxer Max Schmeling weighs in for his title fight against James Braddock who fails to show after the fight promoter fears the Nazi government will freeze the title if Schmeling wins. A lone hopeful sits in the empty stands waiting for a fight that never happens.
FUNERAL FOR MEN KILLED IN STRIKE BATTLE Thousands gather in Chicago for the funeral rites of several men killed during a clash between steel mill strikers and police later dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre.
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