On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1936

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976
  • Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates

Famous Birthdays

  • Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies