On This Day

Events in History in November 1936

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Benito Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis"

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 1 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (then Cowboys' Turtle Association) is established after disagreement with rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who finally gives in to cowboys' pay demands

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins a second term in office, defeating Republican candidate Alf Landon in the most lopsided election in American history in terms of electoral vote

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • Nov 6 RCA displays TV for press
  • Nov 6 Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London
  • Nov 7 Battle of Madrid begins
  • Nov 9 Albanian government of Frasheri falls
  • Nov 9 American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China - becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nov 12 Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • Nov 12 Oakland Bay Bridge opens
  • Nov 12 St Louis Browns sold to Donald L Barnes & William O DeWitt
  • Nov 15 Nazi-Germany & Japan sign Anti-Komintern pact
  • Nov 16 German air force begins bombing of Madrid
  • Nov 17 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Nov 18 Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined
  • Nov 20 Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange is killed by a republican execution squad
  • Nov 23 1st issue of Life picture magazine created by Henry R Luce published
  • Nov 24 German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for uncovering German re-armament
  • Nov 25 Germany & Japan sign anti-Komintern pact
  • Nov 30 London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire