20 Apr 1934
  • Rudolf Höss was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmmann. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Hermann Göring transferred control of the Gestapo secret police organization to Heinrich Himmler. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Himmler appointed Reinhard Heydrich the head of Gestapo in Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Cabinet approved the 28 Mar 1934 proposal from the Naval Board, which suggested the transfer of HMS Phaeton, currently under construction, to Australia as HMAS Sydney. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945