Historical Events in October 1936

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Oct 1 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Oct 2 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
  • Oct 2 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
  • Oct 2 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)
  • 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

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Oct 9 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

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Oct 10 Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Oct 11 "Professor Quiz" first radio quiz show premieres
  • Oct 13 Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

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Oct 16 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 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

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Oct 28 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 31 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines formed.