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Monopoly - the most commercially-successful board game in United States history, with 485 million players worldwide

The Flying Scotsman 4472 became the first steam locomotive to be officially recorded at 100 mph

The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City

 

In 1934:

1934 Flash Gordon

Steven "Flash" Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, which was first published on January 7, 1934. The strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip

Inventions in 1934

32nd President: Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4th 1933 - April 12th 1945
Democrat

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K

Photo: Jed

The average house cost $6,140
Equivalent today: $100,332

The average car cost $625
Equivalent today: $10,213

The average wage was $1,071
Equivalent today: $17,501

Photo: Mistrmind