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1932German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter

1932Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG

1932German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

1932Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son

1932FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech

1932Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion

1932Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ

1932Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron (positive electron), the first known antiparticle

1932Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

1932Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)

1932Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

19321st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1932Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

1932George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC

1932Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

1932Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal

1932William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

1932Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC

1932Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech

1932President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

1932Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1932Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)

1932Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts

1932Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party

1932Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG

1932NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

1932Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

1932During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes

1932The 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as the "Lindbergh kidnapping"

1932Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time

1932Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

1932Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

1932Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor

1932Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

1932NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago

1932Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

1932British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

19321st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

1932World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

1932Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

1932Hitler refuses President Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany

1932President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment

1932Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)

1932Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

1932Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

1932President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

1932Clyde Barrow and two associates kill Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, the first time the Barrow gang killed a lawman

1932Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

1932Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

1932Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours

1932Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

1932Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th

1932 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio 
Jan 1
Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws 
Jan 1
The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. 
Jan 2
Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri 
Jan 3
Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit. 
Jan 4
Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG 
Jan 4
British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru 
Jan 4
State of siege proclaimed in Honduras 
Jan 7
1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich 
Jan 8
Ratification of present SF City Charter 
Jan 10
"Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated 
Jan 10
"Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts 
Jan 12
France's Laval government falls 
Jan 12
Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark) 
Jan 12
Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom," premieres in NYC 
Jan 14
1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah 
Jan 14
Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race 
Jan 19
Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game 
Jan 21
USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty 
Jan 23
El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers 
Jan 25
1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem 
Jan 25
Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours 
Jan 26
British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead) 
Jan 26
KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW 
Jan 28
1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin) 
Jan 28
Japanese forces attack Shanghai. 
Jan 29
Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide 
Jan 30
Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval 
Jan 31
US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction 
Feb 1
Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th 
Feb 2
Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia) 
Feb 2
Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries 
Feb 2
Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83) 
Feb 2
Reconstruction Finance Corp organized 
Feb 4
3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY 
Feb 4
Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria 
Feb 6
1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport) 
Feb 6
Fascist coup in the Memel territory 
Feb 9
America enter Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time 
Feb 9
US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY) 
Feb 11
73°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February 
Feb 12
Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees 
Feb 13
"Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang" 
Feb 14
South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6) 
Feb 15
3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY 
Feb 15
Aust beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hrs 53 min playing time 
Feb 15
George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show" 
Feb 15
John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in NYC 
Feb 15
US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold) 
Feb 16
1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree 
Feb 17
Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC 
Feb 18
Japan declares Manchuria independent 
Feb 18
Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title 
Feb 19
William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August" 
Feb 20
Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China 
Feb 21
Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France 
Feb 21
Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin 
Feb 22
Purple Heart award reinstituted 
Feb 24
Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona 
Feb 25
Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship 
Feb 27
Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead) 
Feb 29
Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland 
Feb 29
TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States. 
Mar 1
Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12 
Mar 1
12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted. 
Mar 1
The 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home in East Amwell, New Jersey in what became known as the "Lindbergh kidnapping" 
Mar 7
Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4 
Mar 9
Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland 
Mar 9
Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria 
Mar 17
German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter 
Mar 19
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened. 
Mar 20
Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR 
Mar 24
1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD) 
Mar 27
De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt 
Mar 29
Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program 
Mar 31
150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall 
Mar 31
Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine 
Apr 2
Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son 
Apr 4
George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC 
Apr 4
Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh 
Apr 5
Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions 
Apr 5
Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government. 
Apr 9
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games 
Apr 10
Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd) 
Apr 12
Emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo 
Apr 13
Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms 
Apr 14
Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo 
Apr 17
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery 
Apr 19
36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4 
Apr 19
President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week 
Apr 19
Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later 
Apr 23
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon 
Apr 23
The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down. 
Apr 24
German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia) 
Apr 25
Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC 
Apr 26
Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris 
Apr 28
1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio 
Apr 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 3
24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz) 
May 4
Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion 
May 5
Japan & 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, London first lit by electricity 
May 9
WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC 
May 10
Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the 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, NJ 
May 14
"We Want Beer!" parade in NY 
May 15
The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed. 
May 16
Yanks 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland & Boston 
May 17
US 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: US wins, 5½-3½ at Wentworth Club (Wentworth, England) 
May 21
1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland 
May 23
Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds 
May 25
Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney 
May 26
Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo 
May 28
Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas) 
May 29
The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, DC in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945. 
May 30
Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h) 
Jun 1
Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren 
Jun 2
German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons" 
Jun 3
John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants 
Jun 3
Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13 
Jun 3
Paul Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament 
Jun 4
64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8 
Jun 4
Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France 
Jun 6
Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile 
Jun 6
Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg 
Jun 6
US Federal gas tax enacted 
Jun 6
The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4 ¢/L) sold. 
Jun 7
Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2 
Jun 10
1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass 
Jun 10
67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England 
Jun 13
Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta 
Jun 13
Great Britain & France sign peace treaty 
Jun 14
German government of von Papen forms 
Jun 16
Germany forbids SA/SS-gang fights 
Jun 16
President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention 
Jun 16
Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex 
Jun 17
Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada 
Jun 17
Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits. 
Jun 19
1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove 
Jun 19
Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China 
Jun 20
A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935) 
Jun 21
Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC) 
Jun 21
Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 22
NL finally approves players wearing numbers 
Jun 23
Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland) 
Jun 24
Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand 
Jun 25
36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY 
Jun 25
Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's 
Jun 29
USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty 
Jul 1
45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-3 6-1) 
Jul 1
NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago 
Jul 1
NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt 
Jul 2
52nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0) 
Jul 2
FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech 
Jul 3
1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2 
Jul 3
John McGraw retires from baseball 
Jul 4
Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario 
Jul 5
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal 
Jul 6
1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents 
Jul 6
Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli 
Jul 7
Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal 
Jul 8
Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22 
Jul 8
Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs 
Jul 9
Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) forms 
Jul 9
Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record 
Jul 9
The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution 
Jul 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 
Jul 12
Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm 
Jul 14
Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders 
Jul 15
President Hoover cuts own salary 15% 
Jul 18
Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Unity treaty 
Jul 18
US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway 
Jul 20
In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House. 
Jul 27
Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death 
Jul 28
Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die 
Jul 28
President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment 
Jul 29
Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans. 
Jul 30
10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles 
Jul 31
27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2) 
Jul 31
Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Phila A's beat Indians 1-0 
Jul 31
George Washington quarter goes into circulation 
Jul 31
German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%) 
Aug 2
Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs 
Aug 2
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson. 
Aug 2
Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron (positive electron), the first known antiparticle 
Aug 5
Clyde Barrow and two associates kill Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and his deputy, Eugene C. Moore, the first time the Barrow gang killed a lawman 
Aug 10
A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri. 
Aug 13
Hitler refuses President Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor of Germany 
Aug 13
Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying 
Aug 14
10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes 
Aug 14
Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game 
Aug 14
Philips makes 1 millionth radio 
Aug 18
Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon 
Aug 18
Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic 
Aug 19
46th US Women's Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (6-2 6-2) 
Aug 21
Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons 
Aug 22
BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts 
Aug 24
1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart 
Aug 25
Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight 
Aug 27
200,000 English textile workers strike 
Aug 27
International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam 
Aug 29
International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam 
Aug 29
United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops 
Aug 30
Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag 
Sep 1
NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges) 
Sep 3
Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title 
Sep 3
Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50 
Sep 4
15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn 
Sep 5
The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger. 
Sep 7
Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games 
Sep 9
Frank Crosetti ties record, striking out twice in 1 inning 
Sep 9
Mine strikes at Belgian Borinage ended 
Sep 9
Spanish Cortes grants Catalonia autonomy 
Sep 9
Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed) 
Sep 10
52nd US Mens Tennis: Henry E Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4 6-4 6-4) 
Sep 10
Dodgers Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season 
Sep 10
Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad (IND) opens in NYC 
Sep 11
Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm. 
Sep 12
Bkln Dodger Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch hit HR 
Sep 12
German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved 
Sep 13
NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant 
Sep 14
Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri 
Sep 16
30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record) 
Sep 18
Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign. 
Sep 20
Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant 
Sep 20
Dutch South Seas rebaptized in IJsselmeer 
Sep 20
Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables 
Sep 22
Hungarian government of Károlyi falls 
Sep 23
Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
Sep 24
NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA 
Sep 25
Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season 
Sep 28
1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12) 
Sep 29
"Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair 
Oct 1
NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh 
Oct 1
Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists 
Oct 1
World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers 
Oct 2
NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series 
Oct 2
Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0 
Oct 3
Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations 
Oct 4
Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary 
Oct 4
Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators 
Oct 8
The Indian Air Force is established. 
Oct 10
"Betty & Bob" premieres on radio 
Oct 10
Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world's biggest) 
Oct 11
1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC 
Oct 11
Stalin forces Zinoviev & Kamenev out of Communist Party 
Oct 15
Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight. 
Oct 18
Belgium government of Renkin falls 
Oct 19
Austria forbids demonstration by nazi's & anti fascists 
Oct 19
British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union 
Oct 19
Henry Ford gives his 1st radio speech 
Oct 19
Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP & Chuck Klein wins NL MVP 
Oct 20
Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS 
Oct 22
Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium 
Oct 22
George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC 
Oct 23
"Fred Allen Show" premieres on radio 
Oct 23
Pieter G Marais, S Afr minister of Education/Development aid 
Oct 24
British government signs trade treaty with USSR 
Oct 25
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Company consultant 
Oct 25
Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years 
Oct 29
French liner Normandie is launched 
Oct 31
Greek government of Venizelos falls 
Nov 1
Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program 
Nov 5
Benito Mussolini frees 16,000 convicts 
Nov 6
German election - KPD defeats NSDAP 
Nov 7
1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio 
Nov 7
Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours 
Nov 8
"Make Mine Music" debuts 
Nov 8
Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time 
Nov 9
Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500 
Nov 9
Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60. 
Nov 12
24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion 
Nov 15
Walt Disney Art School created 
Nov 17
German government of von Papen resigns 
Nov 18
"Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon 
Nov 18
1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March 
Nov 18
5th Academy Awards - "Grand Hotel", Fredric March, Wallace Beery & Helen Hayes win 
Nov 19
Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game 
Nov 19
Shaft & Thyssen demand Hitler become German chancellor 
Nov 20
Earthquake at Uden Netherlands 
Nov 22
Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered 
Nov 24
In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens. 
Nov 26
Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings 
Nov 27
Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty 
Nov 28
France & USSR sign not-aggression treaty 
Nov 28
Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time 
Nov 29
Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC 
Nov 29
France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union 
Nov 29
USSR & France sign no attack treaty 
Dec 2
"Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network 
Dec 3
20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6 
Dec 3
Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany 
Dec 5
German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America 
Dec 7
1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY 
Dec 10
King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution 
Dec 11
SF's coldest day (27°F) - it snows 
Dec 12
S N Behrman's "Biography" premieres in NYC 
Dec 12
USSR & China resume diplomatic relations 
Dec 14
French government of Herriot falls 
Dec 17
Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll 
Dec 18
Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game 
Dec 19
British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas 
Dec 20
Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13 
Dec 21
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio) 
Dec 21
Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach 
Dec 24
Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile 
Dec 25
7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275 
Dec 25
During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes 
Dec 27
Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC) 
Dec 30
Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG 
Dec 31
John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC 
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