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The Soviet Union continued its crackdown on kulaks as it issued a decree forbidding kulak households to sell their property and leave their district before authorities got around to expropriating their assets.
The Prussian Minister of the Interior Albert Grzesinski forbade members of subversive parties and organizations to hold leading positions in local government. The regulation was mainly aimed at Nazis and communists.
Pascual Ortiz Rubio became President of Mexico. Two hours after taking the oath of office, a gunman fired six shots at the presidential car, wounding Rubio in the jaw. The assailant was quickly arrested.
Representatives of the United States, Britain, Norway, the Netherlands and Brazil signed a pact in Nanjing bringing foreign lawyers under the jurisdiction and control of the Chinese government.
The bodies of explorer Carl Ben Eielson and his mechanic Earl Borland were recovered from the site of their plane crash in Siberia. The plane went down on November 9 while trying to reach the stranded ship Nanuk.
Richard Luttrell Pilkington Bethell, 3rd Baron Westbury committed suicide by jumping from the seventh story window of his apartment. Believers in the supernatural attributed his death to the curse of Tutankhamun, as his son was an Egyptologist who had participated in the excavation of Tut's tomb and mysteriously died in his sleep in November 1929.
Born:Joan Metge, social anthropologist, educator, lecturer and writer, in Auckland, New Zealand
Chicago gangster Frank McErlane was wounded three times by the bullets of rival gang members as he lay in a hospital bed recovering from a fractured right leg sustained in a previous shootout. McErlane returned fire as he lay in bed with his leg in a cast and the two assailants fled.
Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King said that he would immediately call a new federal election on the issue of the American tariff if the U.S. government boosted its tariff against Canada.
The Camille Chautemps government fell on a confidence vote after less than a week in power. He had tried to form a left-wing coalition but the Socialist Party refused to support him when he vowed to continue the naval policy of the previous government at the London Conference instead of adopting a more conciliatory one.
The British bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime was dropped.
Prayers for former U.S. president William Howard Taft were broadcast across the nation as physicians frankly stated that he had been unconscious for most of the day and that there was no hope of recovery.