On This Day

Historical Events in March 1932

  • Mar 1 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

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Mar 1 The "Lindbergh kidnapping", 20 month old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh kidnapped from home in East Amwell, New Jersey, found dead 12 May

Aviator and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviator and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Mar 2 Australian golf trick-shot artist Joe Kirkwood posts an incredible 83 using only his putter over 18 holes at Belleaire, Florida; round includes 6 pars and 1 birdie
  • Mar 7 Riots at Ford factory in Dearborn, Michigan, 4 killed

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Mar 9 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland

Revolutionary and President of Ireland √Čamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
√Čamon de Valera
  • Mar 9 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

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Mar 17 German police raid Adolf Hitler's Nazi headquarters

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Mar 17 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz registers his 334th career point with an assist in a 10-4 win v NY Americans; passes Cy Denneny as NHL leader for career points

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Mar 18 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey wins aboard 50/1 outsider Forbra
  • Mar 19 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
  • Mar 19 England beats Scotland, 16-3 at Twickenham, London to force a 3-way share with Wales and Ireland of renewed Home Nations Rugby Championship; France expelled, alleged professionalism
  • Mar 20 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR
  • Mar 24 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
  • Mar 27 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt

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Mar 29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Mar 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
  • Mar 31 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine