On This Day

Events in History in September 1936

  • Sep 2 1st transatlantic "ping-pong'' round-trip air flight from NY to England an back begins, piloted by Dick Merrill with Harry Richman

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 4 Franco's troops conquer Irun & Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Sep 4 Largo Caballero becomes Spanish premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Sep 7 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • Sep 8 Princess Juliana of The Netherlands & German prince Bernard Lippe-Biesterfeld become engaged
  • Sep 13 Cleve Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 in a game (vs Philadelphia A's)

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 13 Acting on the orders of Louis Buchalter, Murder Inc. killers gun down Joseph Rosen, a Brooklyn candy store owner

  • Sep 14 Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby's NL record of 200 hits for 7 times
  • Sep 14 1st prefrontal lobotomy in America performed by Walter Freeman and James W. Watts at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C.
  • Sep 21 Spanish fascist junta names Francisco Franco to Generalissimo and Supreme Commander

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • Sep 25 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • Sep 27 Franco troops conquer Toledo
  • Sep 27 Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder
  • Sep 29 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
  • Sep 30 International Commission of Straits (Dardanelles & Bosphorus) ends
  • Sep 30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England