On This Day

Historical Events in October 1937

  • Oct 1 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

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Oct 2 FDR visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Oct 5 Dutch Minister Carl Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"
  • Oct 7 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Oct 10 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • Oct 13 A recorded trace of snow in Central Park, NYC

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 15 Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

  • Oct 15 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri

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Oct 21 Francisco Franco's troops occupy Gijon

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Oct 25 Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money

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Oct 25 Casey Stengel signs to manage Boston Bees

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Oct 31 Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona