On This Day

Events in History in December 1932

  • Dec 3 Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
  • Dec 4 Kurt von Schleicher succeeds Franz von Papen as Reich Chancellor of Germany

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Dec 5 German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Dec 7 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
  • Dec 10 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
  • Dec 10 The "Great Emu War" ends: Emu's surprising resilience to bullets led to Emu victory over Australian military in Campion district, Western Australia
  • Dec 11 San Francisco's coldest day (27°F) - it snows
  • Dec 12 S N Behrman's "Biography" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 12 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
  • Dec 14 French government of Herriot falls
  • Dec 17 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll
  • Dec 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • Dec 20 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
  • Dec 24 Arturo Alessandri wins presidential election in Chile
  • Dec 25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275

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Dec 25 During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapses

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Dec 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC