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Year 1937 in History

Events in History

  • May 6 German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 on board and 1 on the ground
  • Jul 7 Japanese and Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning the Second Sino-Japanese War
  • Jul 30 Russian Politburo issues NKVD Order no. 00447, to repress former kulak and anti-soviets, 269,100 to be arrested, 76,000 to be shot. Part of the Great Purge.
  • Aug 13 Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces begin the Battle of Shanghai, a conflict that will last 3 months and involve 1 million troops
  • Aug 26 General Franco's Nationalist troops conquer Santander during the Spanish Civil War
  • Nov 5 Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war
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Historical Marriages

Historical Divorces

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye (21) divorces Hamilton "Bud" Westmore (19) on the basis of extreme cruelty
  • Dec 9 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

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