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Events of 1935
- January 1 - Italian colonies of Tripoli and Cyrenaica are joined together as Libya.
- January 2 - The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey. On February 13, Hauptmann is convicted and sentenced to death.
- January 4 - Dry Tortugas National Park is established.
- January 7 - Italian premier Benito Mussolini and French foreign minister Pierre Laval conclude agreement in which each power undertakes not to oppose the other's colonial claims.
- January 8 - A.C. Hardy patents the spectrophotometer.
- January 11 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- January 13 - A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join National Socialist Germany.
- January 16 - FBI kills Barker gang, including Ma Barker, in a shootout.
- January 28 - Iceland becomes the first country to legalize abortion on medical grounds.
- February 15 - The discovery and clinical development of Prontosil, the first broadly effective antibacterial drug, is published in a series of articles in Germany's pre-eminent medical journal, Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, by Gerhard Domagk.
- February 22 - Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House.
- March 2 - King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) of Siam abdicates the throne. He is succeeded by his 9-year-old-nephew Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII).
- March 16 - Adolf Hitler announces German rearmament in violation of the Versailles Treaty.
- March 19 - Riot breaks out in Harlem, NYC after a rumor which claims that police killed a shoplifter in the S. H. Kress & Co. department store circulates.
- March 21 - Persia is renamed Iran.
- April 14 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm, made famous by Woody Guthrie in his "dust bowl ballads". The hardest hit areas were in Eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma.
- April 29 - The first edition of the Vuelta a España was raced and went on to become one the three Grand Tours of road bicycle racing.
- May 6 - New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
- May 14 - Northamptonshire gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, easily a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until 29 May 1939.
- May 24 - The first nighttime Major League Baseball game is played between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- May 25 - Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run.
- May 27 - In the case of Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, aka the "Sick Chicken Case", U.S. Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional.
- May 31 - 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
- June 9 - Ho-Umezu Agreement: China's Kuomintang government concedes Japanese military control of north-eastern China.
- June 10 - Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, OH by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
- June 12 - Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15½ hours and contained 150,000 words. 
- June 13 - James J. Braddock defeats Max Baer at Madison Square Garden Bowl to win boxing heavyweight championship of the world.
- June 16 - Saprissa: Costa Rica was founded by Roberto Fernández in his shoe store in el barrio Los Angeles in San Jose.
- June 18 - Anglo-German Naval Agreement: Britain agrees to a German navy equal to 35% of her own naval tonnage.
- July 5
- July 16 - The world's first parking meters are installed in Oklahoma City.
- July 24
- July 27 - Federal Writers' Project is established in the United States.
- June or July - The Giant neotropical toad is introduced to northern Queensland, Australia to counter sugar cane beetles.
- July 30 - First Penguin paperback books are published.
- August 5 - Leo Burnett advertising agency opens in Chicago, Illinois
- August 14 - United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs Social Security Act into law.
- August 15 - Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post are killed when Post's plane crashes shortly after takeoff near Barrow, Alaska.
- September 2 - Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: The strongest hurricane ever to strike the United States landfalls in the Upper Florida Keys as a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds, killing 423.
- September 8 - Carl Weiss kills Huey Long, US Senator from Louisiana. He was nicknamed "Kingfish", in the Louisiana capitol building in Baton Rouge.
- September 13 - Howard Hughes, flying the Hughes H-1 Racer, set the airspeed record of 352 mph (566 km/h).
- September 15 - Nuremberg Laws go into effect in Germany.
- September 24 - Earl Bascom and his brother Weldon Bascom produced the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
- September 30 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Hoover Dam
- October 2-3 - Italian army invades Ethiopia under General de Bono (replaced November 11 by Pietro Badoglio)
- October 10 - A tornado destroyed the 160 metre tall wooden radio tower in Langenberg, Germany. As a result of this catastrophe wooden radio towers are phased out.
- November 8 - A dozen labor leaders come together to announce the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), an organization charged with pushing the cause for industrial unionism.
- November 14 In General Election in Britain, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin returned to office at the head of a National Government led by the Conservative Party with a large but reduced majority.
- November 22 - The China Clipper takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the aircraft later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).
- December 9 - American newspaper editor Walter Liggett is killed in a gangland murder plot.
- December 18
- December 27 - Mao Zedong issues the Wayaopao Manifesto: On Tactics Against Japanese Imperialism, calling for a National United Front against Japanese Invasion.
- December 28 - Pravda publishes a letter from Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
- January 22 - Matt Koehl, American National Socialist leader (d. 2014)
- March 26 - Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian leader
- November 1 - Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (d. 2003)