March 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 The Hoover Dam is completed.

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 1 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • Mar 3 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

Mar 4 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany

  • Mar 5 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
  • Mar 14 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
  • Mar 22 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937
  • Mar 23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Physician Joseph Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, the first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

  • Mar 25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • Mar 26 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • Mar 26 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • Mar 26 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
  • Mar 27 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
  • Mar 29 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
  • Mar 29 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
  • Mar 1 Jean-Edern Hallier, writer
  • Mar 1 Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
  • Mar 1 Monique B├ęgin, French-Canadian politician
  • Mar 4 David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 5 Canaan Banana, first President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
  • Mar 6 A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
  • Mar 6 Marion S Barry, (Mayor-D-Wash DC, 1979-90, 95- ), drug indictment
  • Mar 7 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • Mar 10 Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan Vocals and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Mar 12 Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg & Co)
  • Mar 12 Patrick Procktor, painter
  • Mar 15 Donald K Sundquist, (Rep-R-Tennessee, 1983- )
  • Mar 15 David Andrews, Irish politician
  • Mar 17 Thomas K Mattingly II, Chic, Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
  • Mar 17 Ken Mattingly, American astronaut
  • Mar 17 Robert Daniel, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 Hans Peter Bleuel, writer
  • Mar 21 Ed Broadbent, Canadian politician
  • Mar 22 Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)
  • Mar 22 Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)
  • Mar 22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (Teamsters)
  • Mar 24 David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
  • Mar 28 Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/presidential candidate
  • Mar 29 Mogens Camre, Danish politician
  • Mar 30 Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)
  • Mar 30 Richard Baker, Santa Fe NM, Zen teacher (Dharma Sangha)
  • Mar 31 Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Mar 16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece