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‘We do not see faith, hope and charity as unattainable ideals, but we use them as stout supports of a nation fighting the fight for freedom in a modern civilization.’ Franklin Roosevelt 32nd U.S. President Served March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945

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National Hockey League is played March 26. The Montreal Maroons and Detroit Red Wings went scoreless until 16 and a 32nd U.S. Vice President half minutes into the sixth OT when Mud Served March 4, 1933 – Jan. 20, 1941 Bruneteau ends it at 2:25 in the morning. • Peace talks in the Second Italo-EthiopiWorld events an War break off April 17 in Geneva as the • In violation of the Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations concludes it is too late Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland to save Ethiopia from defeat. on March 7. • Pro-democratic militarist Keisuke Oka- • The 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine da steps down as Prime Minister of Japan against the British government and opposion March 9 and is replaced by radical mili- tion to Jewish immigration begins April 19. • The Spanish Army of Africa launches tarist Koki Hirota. a coup d’état July 17 against the Second • The longest game in the history of the

Jesse Owens wins Gold at the Berlin Olympics.

Spanish Republic, beginning the Spanish Civil War. • The 1936 Summer Olympics open Aug. 1 in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history. • Hitler mandates that all German boys aged 10 to 18 join the Hitler Youth paramilitary organization Dec. 1. • King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom signs an instrument of abdication Dec. 10 at Fort Belvedere, Surrey.

U.S. News

• “The Green Hornet” radio show debutes Jan. 31. • The first superhero to wear a skin-tight costume and mask, “The Phantom,” makes his first appearance Feb. 17 in U.S. newspapers. • Pittsburgh suffers the worst flooding in its

history March 17–18. • A tornado hits Tupelo, Miss., on April 5 killing 216 and injuring more than 700 (the 4th deadliest tornado in U.S. history). • The Santa Fe railroad in the United States inaugurates the all-Pullman Super Chief passenger train May 12 between Chicago and Los Angeles. • Margaret Mitchell’s epic historical romance “Gone with the Wind” is first published June 10 in the United States. • The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic July 11 — the bridge was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in 2008. • African-American athlete Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash Aug. 3 at the Berlin Olympics. • H.R. Ekins, reporter for the New York World-Telegram, wins a race to travel around the world on commercial airline flights Oct. 19, beating Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of the New York Times. The flight takes 18 and a half days. • Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection to a second term Nov. 3 in a landslide victory over Kansas Gov. Alf Landon. • The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic Nov. 12. • Life magazine publishes its first issue Nov. 23.


• The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed

Jan. 15 in Toledo, Ohio, for the OwensIllinois Glass Company. • Construction of Hoover Dam is completed March 1. • Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first fully controllable helicopter, makes its maiden flight June 26 in Berlin. • The BBC launches the world’s first regular (then) high-definition television service Nov. 2.

BORN THIS YEAR: Mary Tyler Moore, actress (Dec. 29). Above left: Alan Alda, actor (Jan. 28); Roy Orbison, musician (April 23); John McCain, senator (Aug. 29); Jim Henson, filmmaker, inventor (Sept. 24).

•  Income per year ........ $1,713 •  New house ............... $3,925 •  Rent .................................. $24 •  New car.......................... $665 •  Gallon of gas ................... 10¢ •  Dozen eggs ..................... 18¢ •  Gallon of milk . ............... 48¢ •  Loaf of bread ..................... 8¢ •  First-class stamp ...............3¢ •  Movie ticket .................... 25¢

Movies • • • • • • • • • •

“Modern Times” “The Charge of the Light Brigade” “Rose-Marie” “Dodsworth” “Colleen” “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” “My Man Godfrey” “Reefer Madness” “Flash Gordon” “Sabotage”


Margaret Mitchell publishes “Gone With the Wind”

• “Pennies From Heaven,” Bing Crosby • “The Way You Look Tonight,” Fred Astaire • “Goody Goody,” Benny Goodman • “Summertime,” Billie Holiday • “Glory of Love,” Benny Goodman • “Goodnight, Irene,” Leadbelly • “Cross Road Blues,” Robert Johnson • “Did I Remember,” Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra • “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie,” Fats Waller • “Alone,” Tommy Dorsey

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Remember When 1936  

What life was like in 1936... what things cost, news of the world and more

Remember When 1936  

What life was like in 1936... what things cost, news of the world and more