On This Day

Events in History in March 1936

  • Mar 1 Boulder (Hoover) Dam fully completed
  • Mar 1 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
  • Mar 3 Clarence Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test v South Africa

GermanyHindenburg Disaster

Mar 4 1st flight of the airship Hindenburg at Friedrichshafen, Germany

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The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
The Zeppelin Hindenburg begins to fall seconds after catching fire
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  • Mar 5 Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)
  • Mar 6 Belgium ends Locarno pact

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 7 Adolf Hitler breaks the Treaty of Versailles by sending troops into the Rhineland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 14 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue
  • Mar 23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Physician Joseph G. Hamilton injects a leukemia patient with a sodium radioisotope, first intravenous injection of a human with a radioisotope

  • Mar 25 200-inch mirror blank leaves for California to be ground
  • Mar 26 1st parliamentary debate on NZ radio
  • Mar 26 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
  • Mar 26 Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
  • Mar 27 WOS-AM in Jefferson City Missouri goes off the air
  • Mar 29 10,000 watch the 200-inch mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
  • Mar 29 Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates