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Death of Sam Gay
Sam Gay, the beloved sheriff of Clark County, dies in the Las Vegas Hospital for the consequences of a heart attack.

The First Las Vegas Luxury Hotel
The hotel Apache opens on March 19. It contains a very elegant Bar and Casino, showing very expensive furniture. It also offers the first elevator in Las Vegas.

FDR For President
In November Franklin Delano Roosevelt wins the elections and becomes the 32nd president of the United States. In his campaign he has been promising a ''New Deal'' for the ''forgotten man.''
FDR (this is his nickname) in his campaign has also critized the outgoing president, Herbert Hoover, for having spent too much.
In fact Hoover was carrying on a plan to trigger businesses, by lending huges funds by the newly formed Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

The Kidnapping of Lindbergh's Baby
The hardest test for Charles A. Lindbergh has not been surviving, 5 years before, a 33 hour flight over the Atlantic see, but rather surviving the brutal kidnapping of his baby.
On the night of March 1, the 20-month-old Charles Lindbergh, Jr., is seized from the Lindberghs' home. A ransom is requested and payed, but after the baby is found dead.
These news have shocked the entire world, also in consideration of Charles Lindbergh's popularity after the Atlantic crossing.

Big News From the Microscopic World
A series of important discoveries shakes the physics community.
At the Cavendish Laboratory (UK) a group of scientists led by Ernest Rutherford proves the existence of the neutron; while Ernest Walton and John Cockroft succeed breaking down an atomic nucleus.
In the meanwhile Carl David Anderson, at the California Institute of Technology, discovers the positively charged electron, a particle predicted by Paul Dirac.

A Brave New World
Aldous Huxley publishes his novel ''Brave New World'', where he imagines a world of the future, with a society divided into castes.
In the novel, the technological progress has brought to a world without wars, but in which people, instead of feeling happy, is lonely and depressed.

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