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



history - the United Kingdom and France recognize Franco's government - in Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a fast protesting against British rule in India - the Slovak provincial assembly proclaims independence - German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist - the Ruthenian region of Czechoslovakia declares independence as Carpatho-Ukraine - Hungary invades Carpatho-Ukraine - Slovak-Hungarian War - Italy invades Albania - Anglo-Japanese war - Siam changes its name to Thailand - Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin agree to divide Europe between Germany and the Soviet Union - German Wehrmacht begin crossing the border into Poland --> World War II - Norway, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Irland, Nepal, United States - declare their neutrality - the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada declare war on Germany - the Soviet Union invades Poland

culture - Discovery of nuclear fission is announced independently by Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn - Albert Einstein writes to President Franklin Roosevelt about developing the atomic bomb using uranium - Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time - first comic book of Batman released - movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, Gone with the Wind premieres - Ernest Hemingway: The Snows of Kilimanjaro - John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath - Bertolt Brecht: Mother Courage and Her Children - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Wind, Sand and Stars (Terre des hommes) - Sigmund Freud (†) - Joseph Roth (†)

music - Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Franz Schmidt (†) - Ma Rainey (†)

first released recordings - Dixie Hummingbirds, Pete Johnson, Joe Turner, Jimmy Yancey

released recordings/songs - Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit - Glenn Miller: Moonlight Serenade - Lale Andersen: Lili Marleen