Historical Events in February 1932

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Feb 1 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Feb 2 Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 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 USA enters 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 13 25th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Kathrine Le Mesurier (9-7, 6-4)
  • Feb 13 25th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • 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 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings 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 for a tree issued to James Markham for a peach tree

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Feb 17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Feb 18 Japan declares Manchuria independent
  • Feb 18 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • Feb 18 Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China

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Feb 19 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 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 (the Badge of Military Merit) award reinstituted
  • Feb 24 Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona

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Feb 25 Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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.