Historical Events in February 1938

  • Feb 3 Paul Osborn's "On Borrowed Time" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 4 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway

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Feb 4 Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazis in key posts

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 4 Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released
  • Feb 5 Hans Engnestangen skates world record 500m (41.8 sec)
  • Feb 5 3rd British Empire Games open in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 10 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
  • Feb 11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • Feb 12 Austrian chancellor Schuschnigg visits Hitler in Berchtesgaden
  • Feb 12 German troops entered Austria
  • Feb 12 The first 'Kindertransport' carrying Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany arrives in Britain.
  • Feb 12 3rd British Empire Games close in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 16 US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized
  • Feb 17 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
  • Feb 19 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark

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Feb 20 UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Feb 24 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
  • Feb 25 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary
  • Feb 26 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
  • Feb 26 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
  • Feb 26 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • Feb 26 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

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Feb 27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco