On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)

Historic CommunicationVolkswagen Beetle

Adolf Hitler announces construction of the Volkswagen Beetle (the People's Car, aka the Käfer/Beetle)
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The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
The last edition of an 'old style' VW Beetle
  • Great Britain’s 0-0 tie with the US is enough to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; breaks Canada’s 4 straight Games golden streak
  • Sonja Henie of Norway becomes the most successful Olympic figure skater ever by winning her 3rd consecutive gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; beats Cecilia College of Great Britain by 6.4 points