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Historical Events for the Year 1932

  • 3rd January » Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
  • 12th January » Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
  • 25th January » Second Sino-Japanese War: The Republic of China known as Chinese National Revolutionary Army Defense of Harbin known as begins its defense of Harbin.
  • 28th January » Japanese forces January 28 Incident e.g attack Shanghai.
  • 4th February » Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, Defense of Harbin or falls to Empire of Japan e.g Japan.
  • 18th February » The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
  • 25th February » Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
  • 1st March » The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
  • 11th March » Boomming Ben, the last Heath Hen was seen for the final time.
  • 19th March » The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
  • 5th April » Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores.
  • 5th April » Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
  • 23rd April » The 153-year-old De Adriaan, Haarlem called De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.
  • 24th April » Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom.
  • 28th April » A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 4th May » In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
  • 21st May » Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 23rd May » In Brazil, four students are shot and killed during a manifestation against the Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas, which occurred in the city of São Paulo. Their names and surnames were used to form the MMDC, a revolutionary group that would act against t
  • 28th May » In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is Zuiderzee Works or converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
  • 29th May » World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • 30th May » The National Theatre of Greece is founded.
  • 6th June » The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (1/4¢/L) sold.
  • 17th June » Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the United States Senate called U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
  • 8th July » The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.
  • 9th July » The state of São Paulo (state) e.g São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution.
  • 12th July » Hedley Verity takes a cricket Hedley Verity World record world record ten wickets for ten runs in a County Championship county match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club Yorkshire.
  • 17th July » Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the Schutzstaffel SS and Sturmabteilung SA, and the Communist Party of Germany German Communist Party ensues.
  • 20th July » In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.
  • 28th July » President of the United States or U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
  • 29th July » Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
  • 31st July » The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German federal election, July 1932 known as German elections.
  • 2nd August » The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl David Anderson e.g Carl D. Anderson.
  • 10th August » A convert 5.1 kg lb chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie, Missouri Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
  • 22nd August » The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC 1930s known as Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 24th August » Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
  • 5th September » The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 7th September » The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences.
  • 11th September » Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
  • 17th September » A speech by Laureano Gómez leads to the escalation of the Leticia Incident.
  • 23rd September » The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 24th September » Mohandas K. Gandhi or Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Dalits named Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).
  • 29th September » Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
  • 3rd October » Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 8th October » The Indian Air Force is established.
  • 15th October » Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
  • 3rd November » Panagis Tsaldaris becomes the List of Prime Ministers of Greece Second Hellenic Republic (1924–1935) e.g 142nd Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 24th November » In Washington, D.C., the Federal Bureau of Investigation e.g FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • 5th December » Germany German-born Swiss people Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa (document) visa.
  • 10th December » Thailand becomes a Constitution of Thailand called constitutional monarchy.
  • 18th December » The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions Portsmouth Spartans 9–0 in the first ever History of National Football League Championship NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field meas
  • 19th December » BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
  • 25th December » A 1932 Changma earthquake or magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
  • 27th December » Radio City Music Hall, "Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City called New York, New York.