... dates when who was where, recordings for which label ...



history - the Second Spanish Republic is proclaimed in Madrid - the Creditanstalt, Austria's largest bank, goes bankrupt, beginning the banking collapse in Central Europe that causes a worldwide financial meltdown - emperor Haile Selassie signs the first constitution of Ethiopia

culture - László Bíró first exhibits his ballpoint pen in Budapest - construction of the Empire State Building is completed in New York City - movie City Lights starring Charlie Chaplin - movie The 3 Penny Opera (Die 3 Groschenoper), starring Lotte Lenya - movie M, directed by Fritz Lang - Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory - Pearl S. Buck: The Good Earth - Thomas Edison (†) - Arthur Schnitzler (†)

music - RCA Victor's first commercially issued 33⅓ rpm record - Sergei Prokofiev. Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand, written for Paul Wittgenstein - the Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem - Bix Beiderbecke (†)

musical instruments - George Beauchamp invents the electric guitar

first released recordings by Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton), Bill Gaither (Leroy's Buddy), Skip James

released recordings/songs - Cab Calloway: Minnnie the Moocher - Duke Ellington: Mood Indigo - Skip James: Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Blind Willie McTell: Broke Down Engine Blues