|January 27th: The National Socialist party began its first public congress in Munich, a city where the Party enjoys great support. Its leader, a former corporal in the army is Herr Adolf Hitler. He is calling for a repeal of the Treaty of Versailles which most Germans consider too harsh.|
|Kent and Sussex Farmers Ltd have obtained from Lord Sackville, the ancient market rights in the centre of Sevenoaks. They are now looking for a more suitable site for a cattle market than the town centre which is a busy shopping area.|
|March 2nd: The second reading of the Matrimonial Clauses Bill, passed in the Commons today, gives more equality to the sexes by allowing a wife to petition for divorce for a husband's adultery. At the moment only the reverse is possible.|
March 9th: Vladimir Lenin, Soviet leader since the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, is paralysed after a massive stroke which has deprived him also of the power of speech. In a recent letter Lenin criticised the Communist Party's General Secretary, Joseph Stalin who he says is too rude and should be removed from his post.
|April 19th: A new report from the National Birthrate Commission says that sex education should be taught in schools and homes. The report also recommends a better diet, better recreation facilities and more sunshine, particularly for children who live in cities.|
|April: The racecourse at Tonbridge has been purchased from Mr William Abrey and converted into one of the finest sports grounds in south-east England.|
|April 28th: The FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United was played for the first time at Wembley today and there was almost a terrible disaster. More than 126,000 football fans were allowed in the stadium and another 75,000 scaled the inadequate walls to gain free admission to the terraces. The crowd spilled onto the playing|
area and a policeman on a white horse patiently coaxed the fans off so that the game could continue. Bolton won 2-1.
|May 15th: Another massive mine has been washed ashore at Ramsgate. The beach was cleared as soldiers defused the monster.|
|May 21st: The Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law has resigned following the news that he has incurable cancer of the throat. As he made no recommendation to the King about a successor it was assumed that Lord Cur' on, the Foreign Secretary would take the job, but the Tories have chosen instead the Chancellor, Mr Stanley Baldwin.|
|July 13th: Lady Astor's Liquor Bill which bans the sale of alcohol to young people under the age of 18 has been passed in the Commons.|
|August 6th: American swimmer Henry Sullivan has swum the Channel from Dover to Cap Griz Nez in 28 hours.|
|August 21st: The dock strike has ended after seven weeks|
|September 10th: The Co-operative Stores at Sheerness have been destroyed by fire. Damage caused is in excess of £30,000 worth.|
|October 8th: Sir Edward Hulton has sold a number of his newspaper titles, including the Daily Sketch, the Evening Standard and the Daily Herald to the Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook, for £6,000,000.|
|A cross has been erected on a road junction between Lympne and Hythe to mark the =io nal meeting place of the Bof the Cinque Ports. Shepway Cross erected earlier this year has now been opened by Lord Beauchamp, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. From this symbolic site most of the marsh villages can be seen, in good weather.|
December 14th: Almost 75,000 animals ,many in Kent farms ?have been slaughtered following the epidemic of foot and mouth disease.
|December 17th: The Imperial Air Transport Company has been fbmed.(IATA)|