On This Day

Events in History in August 1936

  • Aug 1 Benjamin Mays named president of Morehouse College
  • Aug 4 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
  • Aug 10 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 10 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
  • Aug 11 Chaing Kai-shek's troops conquers Kanton
  • Aug 12 120°F (49°C), Seymour, Texas (state record)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States
  • Aug 17 An unemployed worker, Neils B. Ruud, in Madison, Wisconsin, receives the first unemployment benefit check paid under a State law, for $15
  • Aug 18 106.5°F - Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
  • Aug 19 Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
  • Aug 23 17 year old Bob Feller's 1st game, he strikes out 15 St Louis Browns
  • Aug 24 Australian Antarctic Territory created

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Aug 24 FDR gives the FBI the authority to pursue fascists and communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 25 Odourless cornstarch is patented in the US by Ralph W. Kerr