On This Day

Events in History in June 1936

  • Jun 1 Queen Mary completes its maiden voyage, arriving in NY
  • Jun 2 General Anastasio Somoza García takes over as dictator of Nicaragua
  • Jun 6 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey

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Jun 7 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution

  • Jun 11 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
  • Jun 11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England
  • Jun 12 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Jun 13 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
  • Jun 14 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens in Germany
  • Jun 16 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens the Waal bridge

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Jun 16 Pope Pius XI receives Anton Mussert (Dutch Nazi collaborator)

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • Jun 19 Dutch Premier Colijn denies relation with German call-girl
  • Jun 19 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
  • Jun 22 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
  • Jun 22 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act)
  • Jun 24 Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in National Youth Adm
  • Jun 26 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
  • Jun 26 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 28 Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
  • Jun 29 Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines
  • Jun 29 Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
  • Jun 30 40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

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Jun 30 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie asks the League of Nations for sanctions against Italy

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

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Jun 30 Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" published