Historical Events for Year 1932

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Jan 1st - Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
Jan 1st - Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
Jan 1st - The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
Jan 1st - 18th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Tulane, 21-12
Jan 2nd - Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
Jan 3rd - Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
Jan 4th - Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
Jan 4th - British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
Jan 4th - State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
Jan 7th - 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
Jan 8th - Ratification of present SF City Charter
Jan 10th - "Mickey Mouse" & "Silly Symphony" comics syndicated
Jan 10th - "Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts
Jan 12th - France's Laval government falls
Jan 12th - Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
Jan 12th - Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom" premieres in NYC
Jan 14th - 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jan 14th - Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
Jan 19th - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
Jan 21st - USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
Jan 23rd - El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
Jan 25th - 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
Jan 25th - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
Jan 26th - British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
Jan 26th - KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
Jan 28th - 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
Jan 28th - Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
Jan 29th - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
Jan 30th - Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
Jan 31st - US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Feb 1st - Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
Feb 2nd - Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
Feb 2nd - Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
Feb 2nd - Grimmett takes 14 wickets v South Africa (7-116 & 7-83)
Feb 2nd - Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
Feb 4th - 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
Feb 4th - Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
Feb 6th - 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)
Feb 6th - Fascist coup in the Memel territory
Feb 9th - USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
Feb 9th - US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)
Feb 11th - 73°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
Feb 12th - Communist Party of Holland forms Unemployed Combat Committees
Feb 13th - "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone Feb 13th - 25th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Kathrine Le Mesurier (9-7, 6-4)
Feb 13th - 25th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
Feb 14th - South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Aust (Ironmonger 5-6)
Feb 15th - 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
Feb 15th - Aust beat South Africa in cricket by an inn in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
Feb 15th - George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on "Guy Lombardo Show"
Feb 15th - John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet," premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
Feb 16th - 1st patent for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer and Lyricist Irving Berlin Feb 17th - Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - Japan declares Manchuria independent
Feb 18th - Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
Feb 19th - William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
Feb 20th - Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
Feb 21st - Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France
Feb 21st - Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin
Feb 22nd - Purple Heart award reinstituted
Feb 24th - Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona
Feb 25th - Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
Feb 27th - Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
Feb 29th - Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland
Feb 29th - 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.
Aviator Charles LindberghAviator Charles Lindbergh Mar 1st - Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
Mar 1st - 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 1st - 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 7th - Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4
Mar 9th - Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland
Mar 9th - Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
Mar 17th - German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter
Mar 18th - 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey aboard Forbra wins
Mar 19th - The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Mar 20th - Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
Mar 24th - 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
Mar 27th - De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
Mar 29th - Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
Mar 31st - 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
Mar 31st - Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine
Apr 2nd - Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
Apr 4th - George Bernard Shaw's "Too True to be Good" premieres in NYC
Apr 4th - Vitamin C 1st isolated, CC King, Univ of Pittsburgh
Apr 5th - Dutch textile strike broken by trade unions
Apr 5th - Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Apr 9th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
Apr 10th - Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)
Apr 12th - Emmanuel Chabriers & Balanchines ballet premieres in Monte Carlo
Apr 12th - "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Gabo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)
Apr 13th - Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
Apr 14th - Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo
Apr 17th - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
Apr 19th - 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
Apr 19th - President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
Apr 19th - 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
American Outlaw Bonnie ParkerAmerican Outlaw Bonnie Parker Apr 23rd - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
Apr 23rd - The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down.
Apr 24th - German national election (NSDAP 36.3% in Prussia)
Apr 25th - Rose Franken's "Another Language" premieres in NYC
Apr 26th - Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris
Apr 28th - 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio
Apr 28th - Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
May 1st - 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
May 2nd - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
May 2nd - Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
May 3rd - 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)
May 4th - Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary convicted of income tax evasion
May 5th - Japan & China sign a peace treaty
May 7th - 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
May 9th - 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
May 9th - Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity
May 9th - WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa merges with WHO to become WHO-WOC
May 10th - Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the Netherlands' national anthem
May 10th - Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
May 12th - Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ
May 14th - "We Want Beer!" parade in NY
May 15th - The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
May 16th - Yanks 4th straight shutout to equal record set by Cleveland & Boston
May 17th - US Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"
Aviation Pioneer Amelia EarhartAviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart May 20th - Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic
May 20th - Engelbert Dollfuss becomes chancellor of Austria
May 21st - 1st Curtis Cup: US wins, 5½-3½ at Wentworth Club (Wentworth, England)
May 21st - 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland
May 23rd - Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds
May 25th - Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in 'Mickey's Revue' by Walt Disney
May 26th - Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
May 28th - Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
May 29th - The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
May 30th - Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)
Jun 1st - Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
Jun 2nd - German Chancellor Franz von Papen forms his "Cabinet of the Barons"
Jun 3rd - John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig Jun 3rd - Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13
Jun 3rd - Paul Von Hindenburg disbands German Parliament
Jun 4th - 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
Jun 4th - Edouard Herriot becomes premier of France
Jun 6th - Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile
Jun 6th - Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
Jun 6th - US Federal gas tax enacted
Jun 6th - 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 6th - 37th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Giorgio de Stefani (6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)
Jun 6th - 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)
Tennis Player Helen Wills MoodyTennis Player Helen Wills Moody Jun 7th - 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 10th - 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
Jun 10th - 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
Jun 13th - Air force's Marmaduke Brutal becomes leader of revolutionary junta
Jun 13th - Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
Jun 14th - German government of von Papen forms

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