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history - Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy - Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf - The Ku Klux Klan demonstrate their popularity by holding a parade in Washington DC; as many as 40,000 male and female members of the Klan march down Pennsylvania Avenue - Reza Shah becomes shah of Persia

culture - Werner Heisenberg, Max Born, and Pascual Jordan constructed the quantum field theory - Tennessee Governor signs the Butler Act, prohibiting the teaching of evolution in the state's public schools - in Germany, the Bauhaus moves to a building in Dessau designed by Walter Gropius - Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system, "the first public demonstration of radiovision" - Paris: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes from April through October; the event gives a name to the Art Deco style - F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby - Lion Feuchtwanger: Jud Süß - John Dos Passos: Manhattan Transfer - Franz Kafka: Der Prozess (The Trial) - Rudolf Steiner (†)

music - Art Gillham (The Whispering Pianist) records the first electrical recordings to be released for Columbia using the Western Electric system, followed soon by The Mask and Wig Club Double Male Quartet (Joan of Arkansas) the first issued (cf February 26 entry above) electrical recording by the Victor Talking Machine - the country-variety show "WSM Barn Dance," later re-named the Grand Ole Opry, makes its radio debut - Louis Armstrong leaves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, returns to Chicago IL and makes his first records under his own name, leading Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five - Maurice Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges - Alban Berg: Wozzeck - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 - Erik Satie (†)

first released recordings by Cow Cow Davenport, Blind Lemon Jefferson?, Lonnie Johnson, Leola B. Wilson, Wesley Wilson

released songs - Art Gillham: I'm Sitting on Top of the World - Bessie Smith: St. Louis Blues