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Dated Events

  • Real World: April 26. The German Luftwaffe bombs Guernica, Spain at the behest of the Falangist faction in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Real World: May 6. The zeppelin Hindenburg goes up in flames and is destroyed in an accident at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • Real World: May 7. The Condor Legion Fighter Group arrives from Germany to assist Francisco Franco's faction in Spain.
  • Real World: June 8. A total solar eclipse visible in the Pacific region and Peru lasts over seven minutes (the longest in over 800 years).
  • Real World: July 7. The Marco Polo Bridge Incident (also known as the Battle of Lugou Bridge) marks the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War.
  • Real World: July 28. The Irish Republican Army attempts to assassinate King George VI.
  • Real World: December 13. The Battle of Nanking ends with the Japanese victorious. The Nanking Massacre that follows over the next three months ultimately causes the deaths of over 250,000 people.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Notable Films

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo, Charlie Chan at the Olympics, Charlie Chan on Broadway, Dick Tracy (serial), Dr. Syn, King Solomon's Mines, Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Shadow Strikes, Silver Blaze, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Topper, Zorro Rides Again (serial).

Notable Comic Books

Detective Comics #1.

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