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Major Events of 1932

1932 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXII) was the 32nd year of the 20th century. 1932 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1932.
News Events of 1932

Vitamin C isolated.

Charles Lindbergh's baby boy, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped, the ransom is paid, but the boy is later found dead.

Charles Lindbergh

Iraq gains independence from Britain.

Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization.

Adolf Hitler

The Syndey Harbour Bridge opens in Sydney, Australia.

Haile Selassie announces anti-slavery law in Ethiopia.

Haile Selassie

Beginning of Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay.

Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes Prime Minister of Portugal.

First Autobahn opens in Germany.

Ibn Saud proclaims the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia Flag

BBC World Service begins broadcasting (as the "BBC Empire Service").

Radio City Music Halls opens in New York City.

Carl D. Anderson discovers the positron.

Sports in 1932

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