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Events[]

  • Ernst Henne becomes the fastest man on two wheels by pushing a BMW to 173 mph (279.5 kph).[1]
  • Indiana Jones travels to a tomb in Africa in search of a Ceremonial Dagger. Jones later heads to a temple to stop cultists from summoning Hecate.[2]
  • Sino-Japanese War begins.[3]
  • Japan sinks U.S. gunboat in China Sea.[3]
  • Introduction of the first useful helicopter.[1]
  • German planes bomb Guernica, Spain.[4]
  • Neville Chamberlain heads the coalition government in Great Britain.[4]
  • Burma granted limited-self government by Great Britain.[4]
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is released.[4]
  • Billie Simpson attends a lecture by Indiana Jones.[5]
  • Amelia Earhart is mysteriously lost in the Pacific and her body is never recovered.[4]
  • Foster McCray manages to build a civilization on Howling Island.[5]
  • The Congress party, after defeating the Muslim League soundly in the Indian provincial elections, announces that there are only two parties in India, the Congress and the British Raj.[6]
  • Anastasio Somoza becomes president in Nicaragua.[7]
  • A vaccine is developed for Yellow fever.[8]
  • May:[9] Golden Gate Bridge is completed.[3]
  • May 6: The zeppelin Hindenburg bursts into flames and crashes[1] in New Jersey.[3]
  • Italy quits the League of Nations.[3]
  • Summer: Indy finds Aurelius's Dagger in a Roman well.[10]
  • July
    • July 28: the Japaneses take Peking.[4]
    • July 29: the Japaneses take Tientsin.[4]
  • August
  • Late Summer: Indiana Jones travels to New Delhi to purchase a statue of Shiva from a woman whose husband had gambling debts. Jones is forced to flee from her house when her husband, Rajid, comes home and thinks Jones was cheating on his wife, and began shooting at Jones.[12]
  • September
    • September 3: The Japanese take Kalgan.[4]
    • September 24: The Japanese take Paoting.[4]
  • Fall
  • October
    • October 5-10: Rosita Quiroga and her band perform at the Tango Palace club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[12]
    • October 10: the Japanese take Shihchiachuang.[4]
    • October 14: the Japanese take Kweisui.[4]
  • November 9: the Japanese take T'ai-yuan.[4]
  • Fall
  • December
    • December 9: Walter Donovan asks Henry Jones to lead his research team.[15]
    • December 13
      • The city of Nanking falls.[4]
      • Rape of Nanking: The Japanese army begins a two-month long orgy of brutal rape, torture and wanton slaughter that kills over fifty thousand men, women and children.[16]

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