On This Day

November 1936 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 1 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

  • Nov 1 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (then Cowboys' Turtle Association) is established after disagreement with rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who finally gives in to cowboys' pay demands

Election of Interest

Nov 3 President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins a second term in office, defeating Republican candidate Alf Landon in the most lopsided election in American history in terms of electoral vote

Historic Event

Nov 5 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

  • Nov 6 RCA displays TV for press

Theater Premiere

Nov 6 Terence Rattigan's play "French Without Tears" premieres in London

  • Nov 7 Battle of Madrid begins
  • Nov 9 Albanian government of Frasheri falls
  • Nov 9 American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China - becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US

Nobel Prize

Nov 12 Nobel Prize for literature awarded to American playwright Eugene O'Neill

  • Nov 12 Oakland Bay Bridge opens
  • Nov 12 St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt
  • Nov 15 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • Nov 16 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
  • Nov 17 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

Historic Event

Nov 18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

  • Nov 18 Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
  • Nov 20 Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange is killed by a republican execution squad
  • Nov 23 1st issue of Life picture magazine created by Henry R. Luce published
  • Nov 24 German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for uncovering German re-armament
  • Nov 25 Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
  • Nov 30 London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • Nov 4 Didier Ratsiraka, President of Madagascar (1975-93), born in Vatomandry, French Madagascar
  • Nov 4 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 K. Schippers [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author (Een klok en profil), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut, born in Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast (d. 1996)
  • Nov 8 Edward George Gibson, American astronaut (Skylab 4), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 8 Claudio Bravo Camus, Chilean born painter, born in Valparaiso, Chile (d. 2011)
  • Nov 9 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician, 38th Governor of Florida (1979-87), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Nov 16 John Moore, Australian politician (Minister of Defence 1998-2001), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Nov 17 Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Nov 17 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Dick Cavett, American talk show host (Dick Cavett Show), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Nov 19 Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-American chemist (1986 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in Hsin-chu, Taiwan
  • Nov 20 Don DeLillo, American author (Underworld), born in New York City
  • Nov 21 Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 23 Robert Barnard, British mystery writer, born in Burnham-on-Crouch, England (d. 2013)
  • Nov 26 Margaret Boden, English philosopher (Research Professor of Cognitive Science in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex), born in London
  • Nov 28 Gary Hart, (Sen-D-Co, 1975-86)
  • Nov 29 Gerti Tetzner, German writer, born in Thuringia
  • Nov 30 Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)
  • Nov 30 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer

Weddings in History

Raymond Dart

Nov 28 Australian paleo-anthropologist Raymond Dart (43) weds South African librarian Marjorie Gordon Frew

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), dies at 62
  • Nov 6 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • Nov 10 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)
  • Nov 19 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • Nov 20 Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), executed at 33
  • Nov 22 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, dies at 86