Events in History in January 1936

  • Jan 1 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • Jan 2 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 4 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v South Africa
  • Jan 6 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • Jan 9 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • Jan 9 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • Jan 11 Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Jan 14 L M (Mario) Giannini elected President of Bank of America
  • Jan 15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
  • Jan 16 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida
  • Jan 16 Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular

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Jan 20 Edward VIII succeeds British King George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jan 23 Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Curacao forms

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Jan 24 Pierre Laval's second French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Jan 24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • Jan 31 "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit