WILEY POST & WILL ROGERS PERISH IN FLIGHT Popular '30s icons aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers pose for their up and coming round-the-world flight. Tragically the pair are killed when their plane crashes in Alaska.
Date: August 15, 1935 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:11:00, No Audio
U.S.S. MACON DIRIGIBLE GOES DOWN The USS Macon and its crew sail through the skies moving away from the California coast where the giant dirigible will fail in a storm and sink into the ocean killing two.
Date: February 11, 1935 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:16:00, No Audio
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LAUNCHES BOND DRIVE President Roosevelt launches the government's new bond drive by purchasing six 25 dollar bonds from Postmaster General James Farley while Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau looks on.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT FIRESIDE CHAT President Roosevelt gives one of his famous broadcast fireside chats briefing Americans on legislative steps to bring economic relief to the depression-stricken nation.
Date: April 28, 1935 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:46:00, With Audio
SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST NRA The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the National Recovery Administration (NRA) is unconstitutional in a court case involving Schechter's Poulty Corp. vs the U.S. The media joked that a sick chicken had killed the NRA's blue eagle.
NEWS EVENTS OF 1935 Top news events of 1935 include Mt. Vesuvius erupting yet again; Il Duce reviewing a military parade in Rome; a sleet storm covers Atlanta and a snowstorm and an over-enthusiastic fan added to the fun of the annual Princeton Dartmouth football game.
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL SETS NEW SPEED RECORD Sir Malcolm Campbell sets a new speed record of 301 m.p.h. driving his Bluebird race car across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. Observer POV from a platform or low-flying plane as Sir Malcolm and his Bluebird thunder past then cut to the smoking flat tire that nearly jinxed the whole deal.
KIDNAPPED TACOMA BOY RETURNED Nine-year-old George P. Weyerhaeuser of Tacoma, Washington poses for the media clearly at ease with telling his story of a harrowing abduction. His family paid A $200,000 ransom for his safe return and the kidnappers were eventually caught.
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