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1 Dec 1934
  • British Air Ministry issued a contract to Supermarine for monoplane fighters powered by the Rolls-Royce PV 12 Merlin engines; they would later be named Spitfire. ww2dbase [Spitfire | CPC]
  • Sergei Kirov, the popular Secretary of the Leningrad Communist Party, was assassinated by Leonid Nikolaev, an unemployed Party member, as he walked to his office in the Smolny Institute. ww2dbase [AC]
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