Historical Events for Year 1936

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Jan 1st - 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
Jan 2nd - 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo
Jan 2nd - Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
Jan 4th - Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
Jan 4th - Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
Jan 6th - Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
Jan 7th - Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
Jan 9th - Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London
Jan 9th - Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
Jan 11th - Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
Jan 14th - L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
Jan 15th - 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
Jan 15th - Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
Jan 15th - Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
Jan 16th - 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
Jan 16th - Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
Jan 16th - Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII Jan 20th - Edward VIII succeeds British king George V
Jan 22nd - French Laval government falls
Jan 23rd - Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms
Jan 24th - Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
Jan 24th - Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
Jan 28th - Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera
Jan 29th - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
Jan 30th - New owners of Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname
Jan 30th - 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
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb Jan 31st - "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
Feb 4th - 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
Feb 5th - National Wildlife Federation forms
Feb 6th - 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Feb 6th - Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
Feb 7th - A flag is authorized for Vice President
Feb 7th - Felix the Cat, Cartoon Character, by Van Beuren from Otto Messmer
Feb 8th - 1st NFL draft, Eagles select Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger
Feb 8th - 1st ski jumping tournament, Red Wing, Minn
Feb 8th - 1st successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers
Feb 8th - Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party
Feb 11th - Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay
Feb 14th - National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
Feb 14th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Feb 14th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
Feb 15th - -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Feb 15th - Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)
Feb 15th - Sonja Henie, Norway, wins 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
Feb 16th - 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Feb 16th - Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
Feb 17th - "Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
Feb 17th - -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
Feb 17th - SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in NYC
Feb 17th - The world's first superhero, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in comics.
Feb 18th - NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
Feb 19th - Manuel Azaña becomes Spanish premier
Feb 22nd - Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
Feb 23rd - 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY
Feb 26th - Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
Feb 26th - Military coup in Japan
Feb 27th - Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Feb 29th - FDR signs 2nd neutrality act
Mar 1st - The Hoover Dam is completed.
Mar 1st - 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 2nd - Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes
Mar 3rd - Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa
Mar 4th - 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
Mar 5th - Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
Mar 5th - 8th Academy Awards - "Mutiny on the Bounty," Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis Mar 6th - Belgium ends Locarno pact
Mar 7th - Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
Mar 8th - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mar 9th - Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
Mar 11th - British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
Mar 14th - Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
Mar 23rd - Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Mar 24th - 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 25th - 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
Mar 25th - Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
Mar 26th - 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
Mar 26th - 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
Mar 26th - Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
Mar 27th - WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
Mar 29th - 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
Mar 29th - Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates
Apr 1st - Orissa constituted a province of British India
Apr 3rd - Al Carr KOs Lew Massey on 1 punch, :07 of 1st round
Apr 3rd - Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds
Apr 5th - Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
Apr 6th - 3rd Golf Masters Championship: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285
Apr 6th - ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
Apr 6th - Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia
Apr 10th - 200" mirror blank arrives in Pasadena
Apr 11th - Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
Apr 11th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
Apr 13th - Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
Apr 18th - Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
Apr 19th - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
Apr 19th - First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
Apr 20th - 40th Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:33:40.8
Apr 20th - Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
Apr 23rd - Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
Apr 26th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 4th Symphony
Apr 29th - 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
May 1st - Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover May 1st - FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis
May 2nd - "Peter & the Wolf" premieres in Moscow
May 2nd - 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
May 2nd - Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia
May 3rd - French People's Front wins elections
May 3rd - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
May 4th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
May 5th - Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
May 5th - Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
May 8th - Jockey Ralph Neves unexpectedly revived after being declared dead after a fall. His wife fainted when he returned to track
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio May 9th - 1st KLM airplane to land on Bonaire
May 9th - Italy takes Addis Abba, annexing Absynnia (Ethiopia)
May 10th - Manuel Azaña elected president of Spain
May 10th - Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt
May 12th - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London
May 13th - Quiroga government takes office in Spain
May 15th - Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon England from S Afr in record 4d16h
May 16th - 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
May 16th - 62nd Preakness: George Woolf aboard Bold Venture wins in 1:59
May 21st - 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 22nd - Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
May 24th - Dutch bishops forbid membership of Nazi party
May 24th - Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A's 25-2
May 25th - The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
May 26th - 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
May 27th - RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage
May 28th - Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)
Jun 1st - "Lux Radio Theater" moved from NYC to Hollywood
Jun 1st - Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
Jun 2nd - Gen Anastasio Somoza takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
Jun 6th - 40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ
Jun 6th - 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
Jun 6th - Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro NJ
Jun 7th - Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout
Jun 8th - 1st parking meters are invented
Jun 9th - Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
Jun 11th - Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
Jun 11th - International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
Jun 12th - 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)
Jun 13th - 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
Jun 14th - Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens
Jun 16th - Dutch queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge
Jun 16th - Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)
Jun 18th - 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI
Jun 18th - Polish parliament gives pres Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power
Jun 19th - Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
Jun 19th - German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
Jun 19th - Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

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