July 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
  • Jul 1 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 4 League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia
  • Jul 5 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
  • Jul 6 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
  • Jul 6 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
  • Jul 10 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
  • Jul 10 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)
  • Jul 10 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Jul 10 112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)
  • Jul 10 New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
  • Jul 11 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
  • Jul 13 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
  • Jul 13 114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)
  • Jul 14 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • Jul 14 116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
  • Jul 15 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
  • Jul 16 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
  • Jul 17 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0

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Jul 17 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

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

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Jul 18 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

  • Jul 19 Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
  • Jul 24 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
  • Jul 24 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
  • Jul 24 Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
  • Jul 25 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
  • Jul 26 The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
  • Jul 3 Anthony Lester, CEO (Runnymede Trust)
  • Jul 5 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 9 June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
  • Jul 10 Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • Jul 14 Robert F Overmyer, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
  • Jul 15 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 20 Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
  • Jul 20 Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author
  • Jul 23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jul 24 Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
  • Jul 25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
  • Jul 27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician
  • Jul 29 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
  • Jul 30 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • Jul 30 Infanta Pilar of Spain

Deaths in History

  • Jul 13 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • Jul 20 Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies