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75,000 Scottish coal miners went on strike. The action coincided with a new British coal mining act taking effect which provided for a flat seven-and-a-half-hour working day unless the owners and the miner's federation agreed to a spreadover of 94 hours per fortnight.
President Herbert Hoover gave his second State of the Union message to Congress. Like the previous year, it was delivered as a written message. "In the larger view", Hoover stated, "the major forces of the depression now lie outside the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces." Hoover reviewed what the government had done to cope with the economic crisis over the past year and asked Congress for up to $150 million to provide further employment through public works.
Meuse Valley fog: hundreds of people in the Meuse Valley in Belgium began experiencing severe respiratory problems from industrial air pollution. Over 60 people died in the next few days.
German police raided a Nazi-inhabited castle near Breslau along the Polish border, arresting hundreds of brownshirts and seizing large quantities of arms and ammunition. The Nazis were organizing a defense force to protect "oppressed" Germans in Upper Silesia.
The film All Quiet on the Western Front had its German premiere at the Berlin Mozartsaal. Nazis led by Joseph Goebbels disrupted the premiere by throwing smoke bombs and sneezing powder, and attacking members of the audience who protested the disturbance.
Died:Raul Brandão, 63, Portuguese writer, journalist and military officer
The Soviet Union reduced the five death sentences handed down in the Industrial Party Trial to ten years' imprisonment. An official bulletin explained that the decision was made because the sentenced men had "repented their crimes" and "because soviet power cannot be guided by a mere desire for revenge".
Brooklyn and the Bronx were the scenes of massive bank runs as crowds of 20,000 to 25,000 people lined up for hours in desperation to withdraw their money before closing time. Armored cars drove extra cash to besieged branches to meet the demand.
In Hamburg, 1 was killed and 6 injured in a battle between police and a mob of unemployed demonstrators.
Germany's board of film censors banned All Quiet on the Western Front from the country, explaining that the film dwelled too much on Germany's defeat and painted an inaccurate picture of its military. The Nazis, who had disrupted screenings of the film for all six days of its release, hailed the decision as a great victory and a "vindication of German honour."
The Bank of United States and its 59 branches were closed and its assets taken over by the New York State Superintendent of Banks.
Army defeated Navy 6-0 in the Army-Navy Game at Yankee Stadium. It was the first time the two teams had met in three years; the game had not been played in 1928 or 1929 due to a controversy regarding eligibility.
Died:Fritz Pregl, Slovenian and Austrian chemist and physician
Ramón Franco and 500 other insurgents launched a revolt against King Alfonso XIII from Cuatro Vientos Airport, sending wireless messages and dropping leaflets from airplanes proclaiming a republic. Spanish troops responded by shelling the airport and the rebellion was broken up, with Franco escaping the country by plane to Portugal.
Al Capone's 18-year-old sister Mafalda married John J. Mariote, the younger brother of Legs Diamond. This marriage between two rival gangs contributed to a peaceful co-existence of gangs in Chicago.
An article by the Italian FuturistFilippo Tommaso Marinetti was published in the Gazzetta del Popolo, in which he called for the abolition of pasta in favour of Futurist meals. Marinetti explained that pasta was hard to digest and made Italians "skeptical, slow [and] pessimistic", in addition to requiring heavy importation to Italy. Rice, on the other hand, would create "lithe, agile peoples who will be victorious" in future wars and was already being homegrown in vast amounts. The manifesto also called for the abolition of the knife and fork.