Historical Events in April 1936

  • Apr 1 Orissa constituted a province of British India

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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 Masters Golf Tournament: 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