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Major Events of 1936

1936 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXVI) was the 36th year of the 20th century. 1936 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1936.
News Events of 1936

German troops occupy the Rhineland.

Italy completes conquest of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini agree Rome-Berlin Axis.

Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini

Spanish Civil War breaks out when garrison in Spanish Morocco revolts.

Abdication crisis in Great Britain, when King Edward VIII resolves to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson.

Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor

The Hoover Dam is completed.

Hoover Dam

First edition of Life magazine is published.

Radium is the first element to be created synthetically.

London's Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

Sports in 1936
  • Olympic Games:

    • 1936 Summer Olympics (Games of the XI Olympiad): Berlin, Germany

    • 1936 Winter Olympics (IV Olympic Winter Games): Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

    • African-American athlete, Jesse Owens, wins 4 gold medals in the Olympic Games held in Berlin Olympic Games.

  • Baseball:

    1936 World Series

    • Winning Team: New York Yankees

    • Losing Team: New York Giants

  • Cricket:

    • Jack Fingleton is the first cricket player to score centuries in each of four consecutive Test innings.

  • Motor Racing/Sports:

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