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Historical Events in March 1936

  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Australian cricket's batting maestro Don Bradman scores 369 in 253 minutes (46 fours, 4 sixes) in South Australia's innings and 349 run win over Tasmania

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 3 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

Historic CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

Mar 4 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany
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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
  • Mar 5 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 5 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 7 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles by sending troops to the Rhineland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 8 The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Mar 9 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 13 Irish-bred Golden Miller with Evan Williams aboard wins record 5th consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cup steeplechase at 21/20 favourite; only horse to complete Gold Cup-Grand National double
  • Mar 14 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
  • Mar 14 Wales beats Ireland, 3-0 in Cardiff to clinch the Home Nations Rugby Championship with a 2-1-0 record

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 22 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • Mar 23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

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

  • Mar 24 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0 in 16 minutes, 30 seconds of 6th period of OT; record Stanley Cup playoff game lasts 9 periods (176 minutes)
  • Mar 25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • Mar 25 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
  • 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 27 95th Grand National: Fulke Walwyn scores back-to-back GN victories aboard Reynoldstown at 10/1
  • 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