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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1932 AD


January 1: Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
January 1: Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
January 2: Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
January 4: Bradman scores 167 for Australia vs. South Africa at the MCG
January 4: British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi and Nehru
January 4: State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
January 7: 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
January 8: Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter
January 10: "Mickey Mouse" and "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
January 10: "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
January 12: France's Laval government falls
January 12: Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
January 12: Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom," premieres in New York City
January 14: 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in U.S. installed, Hialeah
January 14: Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
January 19: Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
January 21: U.S.S.R. and Finland stop non-attack treaty
January 22: British Anglicans and Old-Catholic church merge
January 23: El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
January 25: 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
January 25: Bradman scores 167 NSW vs. Victoria, 224 minutes, 22 fours
January 26: British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)
January 26: KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
January 28: 1st U.S. state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
January 28: Japan occupies Shanghai
January 29: Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
January 30: Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
January 31: U.S. railway unions accept 10% wage reduction


February 1: Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
February 2: Al Capone sent to prison
February 2: Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
February 2: Grimmett takes 14 wickets vs. South Africa (7-116 and 7-83)
February 2: Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
February 4: 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, New York
February 4: Japanese troop occupy Harbin, Manchuria
February 6: 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
February 6: Fascist coup in the Memel territory
February 9: America enter Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
February 9: U.S. airship Columbia crashes during storm in Flushing, New York
February 11: 73 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
February 12: Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
February 13: "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
February 14: South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings vs. Australia (Ironmonger 5-6)
February 15: 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
February 15: Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hours 53 minutes playing time
February 15: George Burns and Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
February 15: John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in New York City
February 15: U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
February 16: 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
February 17: Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in New York City
February 18: Japan declares Manchuria Independent
February 18: Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
February 19: William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
February 20: Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
February 21: Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France
February 21: Camera exposure meter patented, W. N. Goodwin
February 22: Purple Heart award reinstituted
February 24: Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
February 25: Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
February 27: 38 die in coal mine explosion Boissevain, Virginia, USA
February 29: Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland


March 1: Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey
March 7: Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
March 9: Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
March 9: Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
March 17: German police raid Hitler's nazi-headquarter
March 20: Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
March 24: 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
March 27: De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
March 29: Jack Benny debuts on radio
March 30: Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
March 31: 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
March 31: Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine


April 2: Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
April 4: George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good," premieres in New York City
April 4: Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, University of Pittsburgh
April 5: Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
April 9: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep New York Rangers in 3 games
April 12: Emmanuel Chabriers and Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
April 13: Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
April 14: Bizet, Massine and Miro's "Jeux d'Enfants," premieres in Monte Carlo
April 17: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
April 19: 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
April 19: President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
April 23: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
April 24: German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
April 25: Rose Franken's "Another Language," premieres in New York City
April 26: Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine," premieres in Paris
April 28: 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio
April 28: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced


May 1: 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
May 2: Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
May 2: Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S. Buck (Good Earth)
May 4: Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
May 5: Japan and China sign a peace treaty
May 7: 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
May 9: 58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
May 9: Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity
May 9: WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
May 10: Government declares "Wilhelmus" Netherlands national anthem
May 10: Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
May 12: Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
May 12: Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
May 13: Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
May 14: "We Want Beer!" parade in New York
May 16: Yankees 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland and Boston
May 17: Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"
May 20: Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
May 20: Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
May 21: 1st Curtis Cup: U.S., 5 -3
May 21: 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart, lands
May 26: Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
May 28: Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
May 30: Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins


June 1: Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
June 2: Franz von Papen "Cabinet of the Baron" premieres
June 3: John McGraw, who came to New York in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
June 3: Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive home runs; Yankees beat A's 20-13
June 3: Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
June 4: 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
June 4: Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
June 6: Carlos Davila coup against President Juan Montero of Chile
June 6: Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
June 6: U.S. Federal gas tax enacted
June 7: Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) and bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
June 10: 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
June 10: 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
June 13: Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
June 13: Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
June 14: German government of von Papen forms
June 16: Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights
June 16: President Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
June 16: Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks vs. Essex
June 17: Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
June 19: Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
June 20: A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
June 21: Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)
June 21: Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
June 22: NL, finally approves players wearing numbers
June 23: Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a New York uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
June 24: Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
June 25: 36th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
June 25: Commencement of India's 1st Test cricket, vs. England at Lord's
June 29: U.S.S.R. and China sign no attack treaty


July 1: 45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (63 61)
July 1: New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago
July 1: New York newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
July 2: 52nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (64 62 60)
July 2: Franklin D. Roosevelt makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
July 3: 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
July 3: John McGraw retires from baseball
July 4: Bradman scores 260, a North American record, vs. Western Ontario
July 5: Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
July 6: 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
July 6: Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
July 7: Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
July 8: Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
July 8: Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire vs. Gloucs
July 9: Washington Redskins, then Boston Braves, forms
July 9: Yankees' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park home runs, tying record
July 10: Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
July 14: Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
July 15: President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
July 18: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands sign Unity treaty
July 18: U.S. and Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway
July 27: Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death
July 28: Battle between unemployed war veterans and federal troops, 4 die
July 28: President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
July 30: 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
July 31: 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
July 31: Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Philadelphia A's beat Indians 1-0
July 31: George Washington quarter goes into circulation
July 31: German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)


August 2: Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
August 13: Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
August 13: Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers and wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
August 14: 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
August 14: Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
August 14: Philips makes 1 millionth radio
August 18: Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon
August 18: Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
August 19: 46th U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62)
August 21: Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
August 22: BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
August 24: 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
August 25: Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
August 27: 200,000 English textile workers strike
August 27: International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
August 29: International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
August 29: United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
August 30: Hermann Goering elected chairman (Reichstag)


September 1: New York City Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)
September 3: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for U.S. Tennis title
September 3: Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th and 51st home runs to become 3rd to hit 50
September 4: 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller Golf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
September 7: Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
September 9: Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning
September 9: Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended
September 9: Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy
September 9: Steamboat SS Observation explodes in New York City East River (71 killed)
September 10: 52nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (64 64 64)
September 10: Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit home run of the season
September 10: Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in New York City
September 12: Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit home run
September 12: German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved
September 13: New York Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
September 14: Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri
September 16: 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)
September 20: Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
September 20: Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer
September 20: Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
September 22: Hungarian government of Karolyi falls
September 23: Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
September 24: New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
September 25: Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in last game of season
September 28: New York Yankees win World Series The winning pitcher is Babe Ruth beating Red Sox 9-3
September 29: "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair


October 1: NHL readmits Ottawa and drops Pittsburgh
October 1: Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
October 1: World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers
October 2: New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
October 2: Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
October 3: Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
October 4: Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary
October 4: Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
October 4: Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
October 10: "Betty and Bob" premieres on radio
October 10: Dnjepr Dam in U.S.S.R. put into operation (world's biggest)
October 11: 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, New York City
October 11: Stalin forces Zinoviev and Kamenev out of Communist Party
October 18: Belgium government of Renkin falls
October 19: Austria forbids demonstration by Nazi's and anti fascists
October 19: British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
October 19: Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech
October 19: Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
October 20: Journalist, Robert Trout, joins CBS
October 22: Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
October 22: George Kaufman and Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8," premieres in New York City
October 23: "Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio
October 23: Pieter G. Marais, South Africa minister of Education/Development aid
October 24: British government signs trade treaty with U.S.S.R.
October 25: Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant
October 25: Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years
October 29: French liner Normandie is launched
October 31: Greek government of Venizelos falls


November 1: Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program
November 5: Mussolini frees 16,000 criminals
November 6: German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
November 7: 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
November 7: Bradman scores 238 NSW vs. Victoria, 200 minutes, 32 fours
November 8: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time
November 8: "Make Mine Music," debuts
November 9: Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
November 12: 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion
November 15: Walt Disney Art School created
November 17: German government of von Papen, resigns
November 18: 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery and Fredric March
November 18: "Flowers and Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon
November 19: Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
November 19: Shaft and Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor
November 20: Earthquake at Uden Netherlands
November 22: Pump patented that computes quantity and price delivered
November 26: Bradman completes 10000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
November 27: Poland and U.S.S.R. signs non-attack treaty
November 28: France and U.S.S.R. signs not-attack treaty
November 28: Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time
November 29: Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee," premieres in New York City
November 29: France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union
November 29: U.S.S.R. and France sign no attack treaty


December 2: "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
December 3: 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
December 3: General Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
December 5: German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa
December 7: 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
December 10: King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
December 11: SF's coldest day (27 degrees F) - it snows
December 12: S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in New York City
December 12: U.S.S.R. and China resume diplomatic relations
December 14: French government of Herriot falls
December 16: Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed
December 17: Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree and Ownie Carroll
December 18: Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
December 19: British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
December 20: Queensland all out 74 vs. Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
December 21: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
December 21: Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
December 24: Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile
December 25: During King George V Christmas dinner speech, his chair collapes
December 26: Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China
December 27: Radio City Music Hall opens (New York City)
December 30: Bradman out for a duck vs. England at cricket MCG
December 31: John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of New York City
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