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  Timeline: 1938  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1938 Milan-San Remo Giuseppe Olmo (Ita) 281.5 km
April 10, 1938 Tour of Flanders Edgard De Caluwe (Bel) 260 km
April 17, 1938 Paris-Roubaix Lucien Storme (Bel) 255 km
May 7-June 2, 1938 Giro d'Italia Giovanni Valetti (Ita) 18 Stages, 3,645 km
May 11, 1938 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Alfons Deloor (Bel) 211 km
Not Held Vuelta a Espana x x
Juy 5-31, 1938 Tour de France Gino Bartali (Ita) 21 Stages, 4,689 km
September 5, 1938 World Championships Marcel Kint (Bel) Valkenburg, Holland 273 km
October 23, 1938 Giro di Lombardia Cino Cinelli (Ita) Milan-Milan, 232 km

•  Hitler - Anschlusse in March 1938, Nazi Germany invaded Austria. Adolf Hitler's forces annexed Austria without a shot being fired. In September, Czechoslovakia (the Sudetenland) was next on Hitler's list for a Greater Germany.

•  Radio - Orson Welles's adaptation of the H. G. Wells 1898 novel The War of the Worlds was broadcast October 30, 1938 (Halloween Eve). The radio program caused major panic in the eastern United States.

•  Reichskristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, on the night of November 9-10, 1938 Nazis destroyed synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, and thousands of Jewish businesses.

Notable Deaths -
Robert Johnson, 1911-1938
, he was the most influential Blues singer and guitarist in history.

 

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