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July 1932 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 1 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 1 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
  • Jul 2 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
  • Jul 5 António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime
  • Jul 6 1st class postage back up to 3 cents from 2 cents
  • Jul 8 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
  • Jul 8 Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucshire
  • Jul 9 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian federal government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • Jul 10 Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A's beats Indians in longest relief job
  • Jul 14 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 US President Herbert Hoover cuts own salary 15%

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jul 18 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Ouchy Convention, a customs treaty
  • Jul 18 US and Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
  • Jul 20 In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House
  • Jul 20 Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government
  • Jul 27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • Jul 28 US President Herbert Hoover uses federal troops to evict the Bonus Army (WWI veterans and their families) from their encampment, 4 die
  • Jul 29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
  • Jul 31 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, born in Lille, France (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Jul 5 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Jul 9 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (involved in Watergate), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 10 Jürgen Becker, German writer, born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jul 12 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, born in Sheffield (d. 1996)
  • Jul 13 Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jul 16 Dick [Richard Lewis] Thornburgh, 76th United States Attorney General (1988-91) and 41st Governor of Pennsylvania, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • Jul 20 Otto Schily, German politician
  • Jul 22 Oscar de la Renta, Domincan American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
  • Jul 22 William Wilkinson, English conservationist and businessman, born in Warminster, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Jul 24 William Ruckelshaus, American attorney and first Head of Environmental Protection Agency, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 25 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jul 27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jul 27 Curnick Muzuvukile Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader, born in Matatiele, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), born in Edinburgh (d.1993)
  • Jul 28 Natalie Babbitt, American children's writer (Tuck Everlasting), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
  • Jul 31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Jul 19 "Rebecca" author Daphne Du Maurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • Jul 5 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
  • Jul 6 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), dies at 51
  • Jul 7 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87

Person of interestKing C. Gillette

Jul 9 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Jul 20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., American theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)
  • Jul 25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (It Bolleken), dies at 72