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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 9, 1932

    Hirohito

    The Sakuradamon Incident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 9, 1932

    Hirohito narrowly escaped assassination by a hand grenade thrown by a Korean independence activist, Lee Bong-chang, in Tokyo on 9 January 1932, in the Sakuradamon Incident.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 22, 1932

    Great Depression

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation is created

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 22, 1932

    The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is created to lend $2 billion to troubled financial institutions that were not part of the Federal Reserve System that were solvent in the long-run. By 1941, the RFC would lend out some $9.5 billion to banks, railroads, and mortgage associations, as well as state and local governments.




  • Düsseldorf, Germany
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1932

    Adolf Hitler

    Industry Club speech

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Wednesday Jan 27, 1932

    A speech to the Industry Club in Düsseldorf on 27 January 1932 won him support from many of Germany's most powerful industrialists. Hindenburg had support from various nationalist, monarchist, Catholic, and republican parties, and some Social Democrats. Hitler used the campaign slogan "Hitler über Deutschland" ("Hitler over Germany"), a reference to his political ambitions and his campaigning by aircraft.




  • Shanghai, China
    Thursday Jan 28, 1932

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The January 28 Incident Battle

    Shanghai, China
    Thursday Jan 28, 1932

    Incessant fighting followed the Mukden Incident. In 1932, Chinese and Japanese troops fought the January 28 Incident battle. This resulted in the demilitarisation of Shanghai, which forbade the Chinese from deploying troops in their own city. In Manchukuo there was an ongoing campaign to defeat the Anti-Japanese Volunteer Armies that arose from widespread outrage over the policy of non-resistance to Japan.




  • Coruña, Spain
    Friday Feb 5, 1932

    Francisco Franco

    Command in a Coruña

    Coruña, Spain
    Friday Feb 5, 1932

    On 5 February 1932, he was given a command in Coruña.




  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1932

    Anna May Wong

    Shanghai Express

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 12, 1932

    Wong appeared alongside Marlene Dietrich as a self-sacrificing courtesan in Sternberg's Shanghai Express.




  • Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1932

    Great Depression

    Michigan becomes the first state in the U.S. to declare an indefinite bank holiday

    Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1932

    Michigan becomes the first state in the U.S. to declare an indefinite bank holiday, in an attempt to stem the impending collapse of First National Bank of Detroit and the Guardian National Bank of Commerce, the two largest banks in Detroit. First National and Guardian National were threatened with failure if the Ford Motor Company made good on its desire to withdraw all of its deposits in the two banks; Ford needed the cash to cover its $75 million loss in 1932.


  • China
    Thursday Feb 18, 1932

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japan established the puppet state of Manchukuo

    China
    Thursday Feb 18, 1932

    After five months of fighting, Japan established the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932, and installed the last Emperor of China, Puyi, as its puppet ruler. Militarily too weak to challenge Japan directly, China appealed to the League of Nations for help. The League's investigation led to the publication of the Lytton Report, condemning Japan for its incursion into Manchuria, causing Japan to withdraw from the League of Nations. No country took action against Japan beyond tepid censure.


  • Germany
    Sunday Apr 10, 1932

    Adolf Hitler

    1932 Presidential Elections

    Germany
    Sunday Apr 10, 1932

    Hitler lost to Hindenburg, this election established Hitler as a strong force in German politics.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 1932

    Great Depression

    Revenue Act of 1932

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 6, 1932

    The Revenue Act of 1932 is signed into law, raising taxes on personal income, corporate income, and sales taxes on various goods.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jul 8, 1932

    Great Depression

    The Dow Jones Industrial Index bottoms out at 41.22

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Friday Jul 8, 1932

    The Dow Jones Industrial Index bottoms out at 41.22, the lowest level recorded in the 20th century and representing an 89% loss from its peak in September 1929.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 31, 1932

    Great Depression

    German federal election (July 1932)

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Jul 31, 1932

    The German federal election, July 1932 is held, and the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, becomes the largest party in the Reichstag.


  • Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Oct 4, 1932

    Hachikō

    The First Article

    Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Oct 4, 1932

    Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Initial reactions from the people, especially from those working at the station, were not necessarily friendly. However, after the first appearance of the article about him in Asahi Shimbun on October 4, 1932, people started to bring Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Nov 6, 1932

    Great Depression

    German federal election (November 1932)

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Nov 6, 1932

    The German federal election, November 1932, the last free and fair all-German election until 1990, is held. A minor setback for the Nazi Party, a campaign of mass violence and intimidation would begin in the run up to the next election in March 1933. Hitler is later appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg, and would use the Reichstag fire as a pretext to declare a state of emergency in Germany expanding his powers.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    United States presidential election of 1932

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    The United States presidential election of 1932 was the thirty-seventh quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1932. The election took place against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover was defeated in a landslide by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Governor of New York.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    Great Depression

    Democratic Party wins massive majorities in both chambers of Congress

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 8, 1932

    1932 United States elections: Franklin D. Roosevelt elected 32nd President of the United States in a landslide, the Democratic Party wins massive majorities in both chambers of Congress.


  • The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1932

    Walt Disney

    Winning The Academy Award For best Short Subject (Cartoon) at The 1932 Ceremony

    The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Nov 18, 1932

    Disney, always keen to embrace new technology, filmed Flowers and Trees (1932) in full-color three-strip Technicolor; he was also able to negotiate a deal giving him the sole right to use the three-strip process until August 31, 1935. All subsequent Silly Symphony cartoons were in color. Flowers and Trees was popular with audiences and won the Academy Award for best Short Subject (Cartoon) at the 1932 ceremony.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 18, 1932

    Rosa Parks

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 18, 1932

    In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery. He was a member of the NAACP, which at the time was collecting money to support the defense of the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black men falsely accused of raping two white women.


  • U.S.
    Friday Dec 23, 1932

    Anna May Wong

    The Son-Daughter

    U.S.
    Friday Dec 23, 1932

    After her success in Europe and a prominent role in Shanghai Express, Wong's Hollywood career returned to its old pattern. Because of the Hays Code's anti-miscegenation rules, she was passed over for the leading female role in The Son-Daughter in favor of Helen Hayes.


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