On This Day

January 1936 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 4 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • Jan 6 Barbara Hanley becomes Canada's 1st woman mayor in Webbwood, Ontario
  • Jan 9 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • Jan 11 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives

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Jan 14 L. M. (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • Jan 15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular

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Jan 20 Edward VIII succeeds British King George V

King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII
  • Jan 23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms

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Jan 24 Pierre Laval's second French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Jan 24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • Jan 31 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, Uruguayan politician (President, 1985-90, 1995-2000), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer, born in Buka Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Jan 8 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African Minister of Education (1979-82), born in Lichtenburg, South Africa
  • Jan 8 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 9 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

Jan 10 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 13 Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
  • Jan 15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Jan 22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983- ), born in Gutternberg, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Jan 26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

Jan 27 Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • Jan 27 Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 28 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • Jan 29 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Sir Francis Newdegate, English politician (Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia), dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • Jan 17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

Person of interestGeorge V

Jan 20 George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India (1910-36), dies at 70 after being euthanized by his doctor

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jan 28 Richard Loeb, American Murder, killed Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, killed in prison at 30