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1936Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1936Franco troops conquer Toledo

1936FDR signs 2nd neutrality act

1936Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

1936Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1936Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1936Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

1936Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80

193619th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC

1936Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

1936Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

1936Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1936Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game

1936Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published

1936FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

1936Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

1936President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

1936FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1936The Hoover Dam is completed.

1936Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI

193650th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (4-6 6-3 6-2)

1936German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

1936FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

19368th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

1936Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

1936Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

1936Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours

1936Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1936Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

1936Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

1936NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

1936Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

1936Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

1936Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

1936Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

1936Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland

1936French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

19361st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

1936 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune 
Jan 2
1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo 
Jan 2
Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours 
Jan 4
Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade 
Jan 4
Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa 
Jan 6
Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario) 
Jan 7
Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m) 
Jan 9
Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London 
Jan 9
Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army 
Jan 11
Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives 
Jan 14
L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America 
Jan 15
1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio 
Jan 15
Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants 
Jan 15
Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates 
Jan 16
1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla 
Jan 16
Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president 
Jan 16
Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular 
Jan 20
Edward VIII succeeds British king George V 
Jan 22
French Laval government falls 
Jan 23
Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms 
Jan 24
Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records 
Jan 24
Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France 
Jan 28
Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera 
Jan 29
1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson 
Jan 30
New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname 
Jan 30
Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season 
Jan 31
"Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit 
Feb 4
1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E) 
Feb 5
National Wildlife Federation forms 
Feb 6
4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 
Feb 6
Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook" 
Feb 7
A flag is authorized for Vice President 
Feb 7
Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer 
Feb 8
1st NFL draft, Eagles select Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger 
Feb 8
1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn 
Feb 8
1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers 
Feb 8
Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party 
Feb 11
Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay 
Feb 14
National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago 
Feb 14
US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 
Feb 14
US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee 
Feb 15
-60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record) 
Feb 15
Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game) 
Feb 15
Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold 
Feb 16
4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 
Feb 16
Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections 
Feb 17
"Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts 
Feb 17
-58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record) 
Feb 17
SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in NYC 
Feb 17
The world's first superhero, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in comics. 
Feb 18
NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24) 
Feb 19
Manuel Azaña becomes Spanish premier 
Feb 22
Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins 
Feb 23
1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY 
Feb 26
Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen" 
Feb 26
Military coup in Japan 
Feb 27
Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6) 
Feb 29
FDR signs 2nd neutrality act 
Mar 1
The Hoover Dam is completed. 
Mar 1
A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union. 
Mar 2
Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes 
Mar 3
Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa 
Mar 4
1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany 
Mar 5
Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton) 
Mar 5
8th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins 
Mar 6
Belgium ends Locarno pact 
Mar 7
Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland 
Mar 8
The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida. 
Mar 9
Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player 
Mar 11
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany. 
Mar 14
Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue 
Mar 23
Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome 
Mar 23
Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope 
Mar 24
Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0 
Mar 25
200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground 
Mar 25
Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s) 
Mar 26
1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio 
Mar 26
200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech 
Mar 26
Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska 
Mar 27
WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air 
Mar 29
10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis 
Mar 29
Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates 
Apr 1
Orissa constituted a province of British India 
Apr 1
Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York 
Apr 3
Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round 
Apr 3
Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds 
Apr 5
Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die 
Apr 6
3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285 
Apr 6
ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam 
Apr 6
Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia 
Apr 10
200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena 
Apr 11
Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC 
Apr 11
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1 
Apr 13
Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece 
Apr 18
Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu 
Apr 19
Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine 
Apr 19
First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine. 
Apr 20
40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8 
Apr 20
Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine 
Apr 23
Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win 
Apr 26
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony 
Apr 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
"Peter & the Wolf" premieres in Moscow 
May 2
62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6 
May 2
Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia 
May 3
French People's Front wins elections 
May 3
NY 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 Azaña 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 S Afr 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 21
Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals. 
May 22
Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland. 
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, Yanks beat A's 25-2 
May 25
The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins. 
May 26
1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends 
May 27
RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage 
May 28
Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers. 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h) 
Jun 1
"Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood 
Jun 1
Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY 
Jun 2
Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua 
Jun 6
40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
Jun 6
68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30 
Jun 6
Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ 
Jun 7
Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout 
Jun 7
Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution 
Jun 8
1st parking meters are invented 
Jun 9
Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA 
Jun 11
Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia 
Jun 11
International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England. 
Jun 12
1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa) 
Jun 13
2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms 
Jun 14
Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens 
Jun 16
Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge 
Jun 16
Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator) 
Jun 18
1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI 
Jun 18
Polish parliament gives pres Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power 
Jun 19
Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl 
Jun 19
German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis 
Jun 19
Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown 
Jun 20
Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2 
Jun 22
Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives 
Jun 22
Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act) 
Jun 24
Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4 
Jun 24
Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in Natl Youth Adm 
Jun 26
1st flight of Fw61 helicopter 
Jun 26
Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ 
Jun 27
71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club 
Jun 28
The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China. 
Jun 29
Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines 
Jun 29
Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures" 
Jun 30
40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees 
Jun 30
Haile Selassie asks League of Nations for sanctions against Italy 
Jun 30
Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published 
Jul 1
AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens 
Jul 1
Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam 
Jul 3
Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC 
Jul 3
56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0) 
Jul 4
49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5) 
Jul 4
League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia 
Jul 5
120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record) 
Jul 6
114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record) 
Jul 6
121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record) 
Jul 6
A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell. 
Jul 7
4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston 
Jul 10
109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record) 
Jul 10
110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record) 
Jul 10
111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record) 
Jul 10
112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record) 
Jul 10
New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles 
Jul 10
Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game 
Jul 11
Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens 
Jul 13
112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record) 
Jul 13
114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record) 
Jul 14
1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government 
Jul 14
116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record) 
Jul 15
Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget 
Jul 16
1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY 
Jul 16
NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant 
Jul 17
Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0 
Jul 17
Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War 
Jul 18
Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco 
Jul 18
Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison 
Jul 19
Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief 
Jul 19
Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral 
Jul 22
Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs 
Jul 23
Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice 
Jul 24
118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record) 
Jul 24
121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record) 
Jul 24
Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government 
Jul 25
115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx 
Jul 26
The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War. 
Jul 29
RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy) 
Jul 31
Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled) 
Aug 1
Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin 
Aug 1
Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College 
Aug 4
Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece 
Aug 5
At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal 
Aug 6
1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs 
Aug 9
Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics 
Aug 10
114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record) 
Aug 10
120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record) 
Aug 11
Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton 
Aug 12
120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record) 
Aug 12
Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5 
Aug 12
Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d) 
Aug 14
1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) 
Aug 14
Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States. 
Aug 16
11th Olympic games closes in Berlin 
Aug 18
106.5°F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa 
Aug 19
Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow 
Aug 21
Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him 
Aug 23
17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns 
Aug 24
Australian Antarctic Territory created 
Aug 24
FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists 
Aug 25
3 Braves hit twice in an inning getting 2 hits each 
Sep 1
Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek 
Sep 2
1st transatlantic round-trip air flight 
Sep 3
3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000) 
Sep 4
Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain 
Sep 4
Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier 
Sep 5
Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees 
Sep 7
Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation 
Sep 7
The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania. 
Sep 8
Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged 
Sep 9
Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history 
Sep 11
A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game 
Sep 11
FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam 
Sep 12
50th US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (4-6 6-3 6-2) 
Sep 12
56th US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Donald Budge (2-6 6-2 8-6 1-6 10-8) 
Sep 13
Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Phila A's) 
Sep 13
Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner 
Sep 14
Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times 
Sep 21
Spanish fascist junta names Franco to generalissimo/supreme commander 
Sep 23
Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins 
Sep 25
Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double 
Sep 27
1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game 
Sep 27
Franco troops conquer Toledo 
Sep 27
Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder 
Sep 28
Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am) 
Sep 28
Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game 
Sep 29
Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign 
Sep 30
International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends 
Sep 30
Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England 
Oct 1
Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain 
Oct 2
1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas 
Oct 2
Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism 
Oct 2
French franc devalued 
Oct 2
NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4 
Oct 2
Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam 
Oct 3
Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series 
Oct 4
Italian lire devalued 
Oct 4
Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series 
Oct 5
The Jarrow March sets off for London. 
Oct 6
NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series 
Oct 7
7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel 
Oct 9
Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles 
Oct 10
Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game 
Oct 11
"Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres 
Oct 13
Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium 
Oct 16
Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA 
Oct 19
HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days 
Oct 20
Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in NL 
Oct 20
Spanish government moves to Barcelona 
Oct 22
1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii 
Oct 28
FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary 
Oct 31
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed. 
Nov 1
Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis" 
Nov 1
Rodeo Cowboy's Association founded 
Nov 2
First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London 
Nov 2
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established. 
Nov 3
President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R) 
Nov 5
French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime 
Nov 6
RCA displays TV for press 
Nov 6
Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London 
Nov 7
Battle of Madrid begins 
Nov 9
Albanian government of Frasheri falls 
Nov 12
1st TV Gardening show 
Nov 12
Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill 
Nov 12
Oakland Bay Bridge opens 
Nov 12
St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt 
Nov 14
Bradman scores 192 for S A v Vic before a MCG crowd of 21000 
Nov 15
Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact 
Nov 16
German air force begins bombing of Madrid 
Nov 17
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio 
Nov 18
Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco 
Nov 18
Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined 
Nov 20
Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange is killed by a republican execution squad. 
Nov 22
19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC 
Nov 23
1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce is published 
Nov 24
Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC 
Nov 24
Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize 
Nov 25
Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact 
Nov 30
London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire 
Dec 1
2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E) 
Dec 1
Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use 
Dec 1
EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants 
Dec 5
24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20 
Dec 5
Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union 
Dec 8
Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua 
Dec 8
NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers 
Dec 9
AL OKs night baseball for St Louis 
Dec 9
Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck 
Dec 10
Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry 
Dec 10
Britain replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI 
Dec 10
Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson 
Dec 11
Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson 
Dec 12
Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan 
Dec 13
Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Wash DC 
Dec 13
Green Bay Packers win NFL championship 
Dec 15
KVL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KEEN (now KING) 
Dec 16
John Monks/Fred Finklehoff's "Brother Rat" premieres in NYC 
Dec 17
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV 
Dec 18
Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17 
Dec 18
Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF 
Dec 21
Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80 
Dec 22
1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa 
Dec 23
Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty 
Dec 24
1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, Ca 
Dec 25
Belgian bishops condemn fascism & communism 
Dec 25
Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865 
Dec 26
Israel Philarmonic Orch forms 
Dec 30
United Auto Workers stage 1st sit-down strike, at Fisher Body Plant 
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