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Subject: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:08 am

December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/05/13 at 10:41 am


December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

The only time that a constitutional Amendment was repealed in its entirety.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:22 am

December 6th 1933 – U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/14 at 3:17 am

March 26th 1934 – The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 5:56 am

May 21st 1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:45 am

May 23rd 1934 – The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:46 am

May 23rd 1934 – The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/14 at 2:51 am

May 27th 1924 - The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting at Springfield, Maryland, repealed its ban on dancing and theater attendance.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: polaris2310 on 05/28/14 at 12:54 am

May 1934:

23. May 1934 - Gibbsland, LA - Bonnie & Clyde shot

9. May 1934 - Montana/Wyoming/Saskatchewan/Alberta - large scale "black blizzard" begins, reaches NYC and Savannah, Ga within 48 hours, travelling at 115 mph at times, dumps dirt on ships 350 miles out in the Atlantic ocean and eventually remnants reach Central Europe and beyond

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/14 at 1:54 am

May 28th 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/14 at 2:06 am

May 30th 1934 - The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other (i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:35 am

June 6th 1934 – New Deal: the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:00 am

June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/09/14 at 7:52 pm


June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 06/11/14 at 4:40 pm


Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D



He looks good for 80.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/14 at 3:31 am

June 19th 1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/14 at 4:24 am

July 2nd 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/14 at 2:10 am

July 4th 1934 – Leo Szilard patented the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/14 at 2:46 am

December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 12/11/14 at 3:05 pm


December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.


What drink was it?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm


What drink was it?  ???
Would we like to know?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm

January 2nd 1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


Would we like to know?


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???
In a Speakeasy?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 3:02 pm


In a Speakeasy?


why not a speakeasy?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 6:55 pm


why not a speakeasy?  ???
In November 1934, Wilson was visited by old drinking companion Ebby Thacher. Wilson was astounded to find that Thacher had been sober for several weeks under the guidance of the evangelical Christian Oxford Group. Wilson took some interest in the group, but shortly after Thacher's visit, he was again admitted to Towns Hospital to recover from a bout of drinking. This was his fourth and last stay at Towns hospital under Doctor Silkworth's care and he showed signs of delirium tremens. It was while undergoing treatment with The Belladonna Cure that Wilson experienced his "Hot Flash" spiritual conversion and quit drinking. Earlier that evening, Thacher had visited and tried to persuade him to turn himself over to the care of a Christian deity who would liberate him from alcohol] According to Wilson, while lying in bed depressed and despairing, he cried out, "I'll do anything! Anything at all! If there be a God, let Him show Himself!" He then had the sensation of a bright light, a feeling of ecstasy, and a new serenity. He never drank again for the remainder of his life. Wilson described his experience to Dr. Silkworth, who told him, "Something has happened to you I don't understand. But you had better hang on to it".

Wilson joined the Oxford Group and tried to help other alcoholics, but succeeded only in keeping sober himself. During a failed business trip to Akron, Ohio, Wilson was tempted to drink again and decided that to remain sober he needed to help another alcoholic. He called phone numbers in a church directory and eventually secured an introduction to Dr. Bob Smith, an alcoholic Oxford Group member. Wilson explained Doctor Silkworth's theory that alcoholics suffer from a physical allergy and a mental obsession. Wilson shared that the only way he was able to stay sober was through having had a spiritual experience. Smith was familiar with the tenets of the Oxford Group and upon hearing Wilson's experience, "began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness that he had never before been able to muster. After a brief relapse, he sobered, never to drink again up to the moment of his death in 1950". Wilson and Smith began working with other alcoholics. After that summer in Akron, Wilson returned to New York where he began having success helping alcoholics in what they called "a nameless squad of drunks" in an Oxford Group there.

In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Wilson was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. Later Wilson also wrote the Twelve Traditions, a set of spiritual guidelines to ensure the survival of individual AA groups. The AA general service conference of 1955 was a landmark event for Wilson in which he turned over the leadership of the maturing organization to an elected board.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:47 pm

January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:48 pm


January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
Now that's pants!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/15 at 7:10 pm

February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 02/07/15 at 6:46 am


February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.


Happy 80th Birthday.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:25 pm

February 13th 1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/15 at 1:08 am

1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/15 at 8:04 pm

1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/15 at 8:11 am

1935 – Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat's eyes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 4:31 am

1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:42 am


1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.


1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.


1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

No one noticed...

...in the wrong topic!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:43 am

May 12th 1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:38 am

May 14th 1935 – The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:05 am

June 3rd 1935 – One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:36 am

June 18th 1935 – Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:17 am

July 16th 1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:06 am

July 24th 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:14 am

July 28th 1935 – The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber aircraft, which dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II, made its first flight.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:21 am

September 3rd 1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 7:42 am

September 3rd 1935 - Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in ten games.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 10:16 am

September 11th 1935 - US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 3:48 pm

January 14th 1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 4:58 am

January 15th 1936 – The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 7:45 am

January 20th 1936 – Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 2:38 am

January 29th 1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 4:05 am

February 8th 1936 - The first National Football League (NFL) draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 3:06 am

February 10th 1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:21 am

February 15th 1936 – Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:05 am

February 16th 1936 – In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 1:36 am

February 29th 1936 – February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 2:31 am

February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/29/16 at 6:48 pm


February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Amazing!!

Born on that day was Alex Rocco, an Italian-American film actor, but he passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. :\'( (So he would have turned 80 today; it would have been his 20th birthday.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 9:14 am

March 1st 1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:20 am

March 1st 1936 – 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.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:14 am

March 7th 1936 – Prelude to World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 6:47 am

March 8th 1936 – Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:29 am

March 14th 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 2:02 am

March 16th 1936 – Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and lead to a major flood in Pittsburgh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:45 pm

March 20th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:32 am

March 24th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0. The first goal was not scored until 16 minutes and 30 seconds into the sixth overtime period of the season's first Stanley Cup semi-final game.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:10 am

March 25th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 5:21 am

March 29th 1936 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:42 pm

April 6th 1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:53 am

April 11th 1936 - The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) was founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:37 am

April 15th 1936 – Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 6:10 am

April 15th 1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:48 am

April 18th 1936 – The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 8:38 am

April 18th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his trio recorded "China Boy."

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:54 am

April 27th 1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:30 am

May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 5:03 am


May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1936 – Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 9:40 am

May 9th 1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:23 am

May 28th 1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 12:29 pm

May 28th 1936 – Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 7:29 am

June 10th 1936 – The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 4:44 pm

June 11th 1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 3:49 pm

June 28th 1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:38 am

June 28th 1936 - The Empire State Building television transmitter was used to demonstrate high definition television (343 lines) to RCA's Licensees.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 7:31 am

June 30th 1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published. 

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 10:35 am

June 30th 1936 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 3:32 pm

July 29th 1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 12:10 am

August 3rd 1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/16 at 3:22 am

August 3rd 1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 3:46 am

August 31st 1936 – Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 2:54 am

September 9th 1936 – The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied against Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup and declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 3:36 am

September 10th 1936 – First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 6:21 am

September 11th 1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 09/19/16 at 2:05 pm

September 19th 1936 - "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:33 am

September 23rd 1936 – First ascent of Siniolchu by a German team.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 6:13 pm

October 1st 1936 – Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/03/16 at 12:40 am

October 2nd 1936: New York Yankees defeated New York Giants 18-4, at Polo Grounds, NY, in Game Two of that year's World Series.
An 8-year-old boy named Vin Scully, who lived in the area, saw the results of this game and felt a pang of sympathy for the Giants; since he lived near the Polo Grounds and was able to attend many games for free, he became a "very big Giants fan". Mr. Scully decided at this point in his life, that he wanted to become a sports announcer, by listening to football broadcasts on the radio and enjoying them.



80 years later, on October 2nd, 2016... Scully called the final game of his career and shared this moment on the airwaves.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 10/25/16 at 5:37 pm

October 25th 1936:
The alliance soon to be known as the Rome-Berlin Axis was formed when Germany and Italy agreed on a pact.
The Rexist "March on Brussels" ended up as an embarrassment due to low turnout and rowdiness by those who did show up. Several hundred arrests were made and Rexist leader Léon Degrelle was taken into custody when he tried to address his followers, though he was soon released.
510 tons of "Moscow gold" departed Cartagena for Odessa.

Born: Martin Gilbert, historian, in London, England (d. 2015); Masako Nozawa, actress, in Tokyo, Japan
Died: Robert Temple Emmet, 81, U.S. Army Colonel

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 6:09 am

October 26th 1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:19 am

October 27th 1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/03/16 at 7:03 pm

November 3rd, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Farmers support Roosevelt.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 5:47 am

November 8th 1936 – Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 2:35 am

November 23rd 1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 4:57 am

November 25th 1936 – In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 11/25/16 at 12:01 pm

Also on November 25th 1936: Edward VIII met with Stanley Baldwin again and said he wanted a morganatic marriage that would allow him to remain King while Wallis Simpson would be designated his consort instead of Queen. This arrangement would require new legislation and though Baldwin said this would not be acceptable, he would take the matter up with the Cabinet.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 2:22 am

November 30th 1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:08 am

December 5th 1936 – The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:41 am

December 7th 1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 4:27 pm

December 30th 1936 – The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/01/17 at 12:27 am

Jan. 1st, 1937: Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 5:10 am

January 1st 1937 - The First Cotton Bowl football game was played in Dallas, TX. Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) beat Marquette, 16-6.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 3:17 am

January 15th 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 01/25/17 at 11:05 pm

January 25th 1937: Soap opera The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it would move to CBS television, where it would remain on the air until September 18, 2009.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/16/17 at 2:01 pm

February 16th 1937: Wallace H. Carothers receives a United States patent for nylon.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 7:22 pm

March 2nd 1937 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 7:14 pm

May 6th 1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 8:32 am

May 12th 1937 – The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.

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Written By: nally on 05/27/17 at 10:40 am

May 27th 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge -- at the time the world's longest suspension bridge by span -- opened between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 2:15 am

June 30th 1937 – The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

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Written By: nally on 08/02/17 at 12:51 pm

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America on August 2nd of that year. Its effect was to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

It would be overturned in 1969 in Leary v. United States, and be repealed by Congress a year later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 3:52 am

August 12th 1937 - Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the "Rudy Vallee Show" on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/17 at 11:10 am

August 14th 1937 - The Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns set an American League record for most runs scored combined in a doubleheader with 36.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 3:30 pm

August 16th 1937 - Harvard University became the first school to have graduate courses in traffic engineering and administration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 1:53 am

August 18th 1937 - The first FM radio construction permit was issued in Boston, MA. The station went on the air two years later

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 12:54 am

September 6th 1937 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Sugar Foot Stomp."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 12:31 pm

September 17th 1937 - First NFL game in Washington, DC; Washington Redskins beat New York Giants 13-3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:32 pm

September 17th 1937 - The head of Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore is dedicated in Black Hills, South Dakota.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:32 pm


September 17th 1937 - The head of Abraham Lincoln on Mount Rushmore is dedicated in Black Hills, South Dakota.
One of the sights of the USA I still wish to see.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 5:40 am

September 22nd 1937 - Red Norvo and his orchestra recorded the "Russian Lullaby."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 12:24 pm

September 22nd 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 9:57 am

September 25th 1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/17 at 11:48 pm

September 27th 1937 - First Santa Claus school opens (Albion, New York).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 7:11 am

September 27th 1937 - US President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 4:59 am

october 2nd 1937 - Warner Bros. released "Love Is on the Air." Ronald Reagan made his acting debut in the motion picture. He was 26 years old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 12:35 pm

October 2nd 1937 – Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:19 am

October 6th 1937 - "Hobby Lobby" debuted on CBS radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 11:41 am

October 10th 1937 - The Mutual Broadcasting System debuted "Thirty Minutes in Hollywood".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 9:31 am

October 12th 1937 - "Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons" debuted on radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 4:11 pm

October 13th 1937 - The FCC adopted new television allocations including seven channels between 44 and 108 MHz and 12 channels between 165 and 194 MHz.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:18 pm

October 15th 1937 - "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 9:24 am

October 19th 1937 - "Big Town" made its debut on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 4:45 pm

October 19th 1937 - "Woman's Day" was published for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 3:20 pm

November 1st 1937 - "Hilltop House" was aired for the first time on CBS Radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 5:09 pm

November 1st 1937 - "Terry and the Pirates" debuted on NBC Radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 7:14 am

November 13th 1937 - NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. The conductor for its first 17 years was Arturo Toscanini.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/17 at 1:10 pm

December 22nd 1937: The Lincoln Tunnel, connecting New York City to Weehawken, New Jersey, opened.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Lincolntunnel.jpg

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Written By: nally on 01/03/18 at 11:16 am

January 3rd 1938: The March of Dimes is established as a foundation to combat infant polio by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/18 at 6:17 pm

January 16th 1938: Benny Goodman and his band performed in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 02/12/18 at 3:40 pm

February 12th, 1938

3rd British Empire Games close in Sydney, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 10:40 am

April 30th 1938 – The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 6:18 am

June 9th 1938 - BBC-TV televised coverage of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 7:24 am

August 13th 1938 - Robert Johnson played a show at a roadhouse outside Greenwood, MS. It has been speculated that Johnson was poisoned after the show which caused his death several days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 11:00 am

September 27th 1938 - "Thanks for the Memory" was heard for the first time on the "The Bob Hope Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/18 at 2:44 pm

October 30th 1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide (USA) panic. About a million radio listeners believe that a real Martian invasion is underway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 7:11 pm

October 31st 1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 11:10 am

November 1st 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 5:32 pm

November 2nd 1938 - It was announced that George Herman "Babe" Ruth had applied for the job of Manager of the St. Louis Browns after being released as a coach from the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 3:48 pm

November 14th 1938 – The Lions Gate Bridge, connecting Vancouver to the North Shore region, opens to traffic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 2:20 pm

November 15th 1938 - The US Mint releases the President Thomas Jefferson 5-cent coin to circulation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 5:11 pm

November 22nd 1938 - Bunny Berigan and his orchestra recorded "Jelly Roll Blues."

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