World Events

Posted in 1935

  • Chiang Kai-shekChinese "Long March" ends: Mao Tse-Tung, facing defeat by the Nationalist forces of General Chiang Kai-shek, led his followers on the "Long March" to safety in the mountains of Yenan, northern China, from where they emerged to defeat the Nationalists and, in 1949, to turn China Communist.
  • Radar invented by Watson & Watt.
  • May 6: the Works Progress Administration (WPA) is created to help provide economic relief to those suffering through the Great Depression in the USA.
  • Composer George Gershwin completes the opera  Porgy and Bess.

 George Gershwin


 Construction workers employed under the WPA scheme, USA