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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1936 AD


January 1: 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, New York Herald Tribune
January 2: 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St. Louis, Missouri
January 2: Bradman scores 357 for SA vs. Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
January 4: Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
January 4: Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 vs. South Africa
January 6: Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
January 7: Tennis champs Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
January 9: Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London
January 9: Semi-automatic rifles adopted by U.S. army
January 11: Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
January 14: L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
January 15: 1st all-glass windowless structure in U.S. completed, Toledo, Ohio
January 15: Horace Stoneham elected president of New York Giants
January 15: Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
January 16: 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
January 16: Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
January 16: Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
January 20: Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
January 22: French Laval government falls
January 23: Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
January 24: Benny Goodman and orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
January 28: Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera
January 29: 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson
January 30: New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
January 30: Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on and is scrapped by 1940 season
January 31: "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit


February 4: 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
February 5: National Wildlife Federation forms
February 6: 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
February 6: Pravda criticizes Shostakovich' ballet "Clear Brook"
February 7: A flag is authorized for Vice President
February 7: Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
February 8: 1st NFL draft, Eagles select Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger
February 8: 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minnesota
February 8: 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
February 8: Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
February 11: Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
February 14: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
February 14: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
February 15: -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
February 15: Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
February 15: Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
February 16: 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
February 16: Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
February 17: -58 degrees F (-50 degrees C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
February 17: "Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
February 17: SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in New York City
February 18: NHL record 32 points scored, New York Americans (28) and Mont Maroons (24)
February 19: Manuel Azana becomes Spanish premier
February 22: Construction on Ypenburg Netherlands airport begins
February 23: 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, New York
February 26: Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
February 26: Military coup in Japan
February 27: Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)
February 29: Franklin D. Roosevelt signs 2nd neutrality act


March 2: Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes, SA vs. Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
March 3: Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test vs. South Africa
March 4: 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
March 5: Spitfire makes it's 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
March 6: Belgium ends Locarno-pact
March 7: Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
March 9: Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
March 14: Federal Register, 1st magazine of the U.S. government, publishes 1st issue
March 23: Italy, Austria and Hungary sign Pact of Rome
March 24: Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 minutes and 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 minutes), ends 1-0
March 25: 200" mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
March 25: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
March 26: 1st parliamentary debate on New Zealand radio
March 26: 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, New York-Cal Tech
March 26: Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
March 27: WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
March 29: 10,000 watch the 200" mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
March 29: Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates


April 1: Orissa constituted a province of British India
April 3: Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
April 3: Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
April 5: Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
April 6: 3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
April 6: ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
April 6: Tornado, kills 203 and injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
April 10: 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
April 11: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "On Your Toes," premieres in New York City
April 11: Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
April 13: Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
April 18: Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
April 19: Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
April 20: 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
April 20: Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
April 23: Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
April 26: Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 4th Symphony
April 29: 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5


May 1: Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades
May 1: FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis
May 2: 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
May 2: Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia
May 2: "Peter and Wolf" premieres in Moscow
May 3: French People's Front wins elections
May 3: New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
May 4: Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
May 5: Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
May 5: Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
May 8: Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track
May 9: 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
May 9: Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
May 10: Manuel Azana elected president of Spain
May 10: Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
May 12: Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss," premieres in London
May 13: Quiroga government takes office in Spain
May 15: Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon England from South Africa in record 4d16h
May 16: 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
May 16: 62nd Preakness: George Woolf aboard Bold Venture wins in 1:59
May 24: Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party
May 24: Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yankees beat A's 25-2
May 26: 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
May 27: RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for New York on maiden voyage


June 1: "Lux Radio Theater" moved from New York City to Hollywood
June 1: Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in New York
June 2: Gen. Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
June 6: 40th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
June 6: 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
June 6: Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey
June 8: 1st parking meters are invented
June 9: Olin Dutra beats Gene Sarazen by 1 stroke for U.S. Open
June 9: Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
June 11: Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
June 12: 1st 50 KW U.S. radio station, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 13: 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
June 14: Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens
June 16: Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
June 16: Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert, Dutch Nazi collaborator
June 18: 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, Wisconsin
June 18: Polish parliament gives President Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power
June 19: Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
June 19: German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
June 19: Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
June 20: Jesse Owens of U.S. sets 100 meter record at 10.2
June 22: Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives
June 22: Virgin Islands receives a constitution from U.S., Organic Act
June 24: Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 home runs in 1 inn, Yankees beat Browns 18-4
June 26: 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
June 26: Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
June 29: Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines
June 29: Pope Pius XI encyclical to U.S. bishops "On motion pictures"
June 30: 40 hour work week law approved
June 30: "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, published
June 30: Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy
June 30: Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published


July 1: AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
July 1: Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
July 3: Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge U vs. MCC
July 4: 49th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (62 46 75)
July 4: League of Nations starts sanctions against Italy
July 5: 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
July 6: 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
July 6: 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
July 7: 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
July 10: 109 degrees F (43 degrees C) Cumberland and Frederick, Maryland (state record)
July 10: 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record
July 10: 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
July 10: 112 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record
July 10: New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
July 10: Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 home runs in a game
July 11: Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx and Queens opens
July 13: 112 degrees F (44 degrees C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
July 13: 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (state record)
July 14: 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
July 14: 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
July 15: Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
July 16: 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, New York
July 16: New York Giants are 10 games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
July 17: Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0,
July 17: Military uprising under General Franco/begins Spanish civil war
July 18: Spanish Civil War begins, General Francisco Franco led uprising
July 19: Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
July 19: Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
July 22: Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive home runs
July 24: 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
July 24: 121 degrees F (49 degrees C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
July 24: General Mola and Cabanellas form Spanish anti-govt
July 25: 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
July 29: RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road and comedy)
July 31: Tokyo, Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics, later cancelled


August 1: Adolph Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
August 1: Benjamin E. Mays named president of Morehouse College
August 4: Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
August 5: At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal
August 6: 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson and Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with home runs
August 9: Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
August 10: 114 degrees F (46 degrees C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
August 10: 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
August 11: Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
August 12: 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
August 12: Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats U.S., 6-5
August 12: Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
August 14: 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
August 16: 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
August 18: 106.5 degrees F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
August 19: Trial against Ljev Kamenev and Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
August 21: Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
August 23: 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St. Louis Browns
August 24: Australian Antarctic Territory created
August 24: Franklin D. Roosevelt gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists and communists
August 25: 3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each


September 1: Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
September 2: 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
September 3: 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
September 4: Franco troops conquer Irun and Talavera de la Reina Spain
September 4: Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier
September 5: Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
September 7: Boulder Dam, now Hoover Dam, begins operation
September 8: Princess Juliana and German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld get engaged
September 9: Yankees sweep Indians, New York clinches pennant on earliest date in history
September 11: A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
September 11: Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam
September 12: 50th U.S. Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (46 63 62)
September 12: 56th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Donald Budge (26 62 86 16 108)
September 13: Cleveland Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)
September 14: Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
September 21: Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander
September 23: Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins
September 25: Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
September 27: 1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game
September 27: Franco troops conquer Toledo
September 27: Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
September 28: Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
September 28: Brooklyn and Boston play a penalty free NFL game
September 29: Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
September 30: International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles and Bosphorus) ends
September 30: Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire, England


October 1: Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
October 2: 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
October 2: Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
October 2: French franc devalued
October 2: New York Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
October 2: Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
October 3: Yankees set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
October 4: Italian lire devalued
October 4: Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
October 6: New York Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
October 7: 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel
October 9: Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
October 10: Bradman scores 212 in 202 minutes in a cricket testimonial game
October 11: "Professor Quiz," 1st radio quiz show premieres
October 13: Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleveland Stadium
October 16: Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
October 19: H. R. Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18 days
October 20: Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL
October 20: Spanish government moves to Barcelona
October 22: 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
October 28: Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary


November 1: Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"
November 1: Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded
November 2: 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
November 3: President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins landslide victory over Alfred M. Landon
November 5: French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime
November 6: RCA displays TV for press
November 6: Terence Rattigans "French Without Tears," premieres in London
November 7: Battle of Madrid begins
November 9: Albanian government of Frasheri falls
November 12: Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill
November 12: Oakland Bay Bridge opens
November 12: St. Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes and William O DeWitt
November 14: Bradman scores 192 for S A vs. Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000
November 15: Nazi-Germany and Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
November 16: German air force begins bombing of Madrid
November 17: Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
November 18: Germany and Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco
November 18: Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
November 22: 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC
November 23: 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
November 23: Life magazine hit newsstands
November 24: Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," premieres in New York City
November 24: Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
November 25: Germany and Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
November 30: London's Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire


December 1: 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
December 1: Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use
December 1: EW Brundin and FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants
December 5: 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
December 5: Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR and Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
December 8: Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua
December 8: NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black and white teachers
December 9: AL OKs night baseball for St. Louis
December 10: England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
December 10: King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson
December 10: Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
December 11: King Edward VIII marries Mrs. Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI
December 12: Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
December 13: Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Washington D.C.
December 13: Green Bay Packers win NFL championship
December 15: KVL-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)
December 16: John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat," premieres in New York City
December 17: Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV
December 18: 1st giant panda imported into US
December 18: Queensland cricket all out for 49 vs. Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
December 18: Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to U.S. from China, arrives in SF
December 21: Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80
December 22: 1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa
December 24: 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, California
December 25: Belgian bishops condemn fascism and communism
December 25: Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA vs. Queensland before 4,865
December 26: Israel Philarmonic Orchestra forms
December 30: United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant
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