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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.




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