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American Decades 1930-1939 (American Decades) by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

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Justice John M. S. District Court in New York rules that James Joyce's Ulysses, previously banned for reasons of obscenity, is acceptable for publication in the United States. • Diego Rivera produces the mural Man at the Crossroads, which is destroyed because it portrays Russian Communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, for New York's Radio City Music Hall. • Darryl Zanuck of Warner Bros, and other Hollywood executives organize 20th Century Pictures. • ARTS An animated feature by Walt Disney, The Three Little Pigs, with songs such as "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf," by Frank E.

2 Oct. Eugene O'Neill's only comedy, Ah, Wilderness, opens at New York's Guild Theater and stars George M. , and Gene Lockhart. The play runs for 289 performances. 24 Oct. Mulatto, by Langston Hughes, opens at New York's Vanderbilt Theater and stars Rose McClendon. 31 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1930S 18 Nov. Ray Middleton, George Murphy, Bob Hope, and Fay Templeton star in Roberta, which opens at New York's New Ambassador Theater. " 4 Dec. Jack Kirkland's adaptation of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel Tobacco Road, starring Henry Hull, opens at New York's Masque Theater and runs for 3,182 performances.

10 Feb. Pope Pius XI dies. 24 Feb. Hungary joins the Anti-Comintern pact. 27 Feb. Great Britain and France recognize Francisco Franco's regime as the government of Spain. 2 Mar. Papal diplomat Eugenio Pacelli becomes Pope Pius XII. 15 Mar. German troops occupy Bohemia and Moravia in violation of the 1938 Munich agreement. Hungary occupies Carpatho-Ukraine. Czechoslovakia ceases to exist. 18 Mar. Great Britain and France send envoys to the Soviet Union, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Turkey in an effort to form a military coalition against Germany.

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