On This Day

Events in History in 1932 (Part 2)

  • 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 Édouard Herriot falls
  • Dec 17 Cards trade Jim Bottomley to Reds for Estel Crabtree & Ownie Carroll
  • Dec 19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 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

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Dec 27 Emperor Hirohito of Japan narrowly evades an assassination attempt by a Korean independence activist, Lee Bong-chang

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Dec 31 John P O'Brien sworn-in as mayor of NYC