1932 events in history

Jan 1 The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth
Jan 3 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company
Jan 12 Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate
Jan 25 Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins its defense of Harbin
Jan 28 Japanese forces attack Shanghai
Feb 4 Second Sino-Japanese War: Harbin, Manchuria, falls to Japan
Feb 18 The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China
Feb 25 Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident
Mar 1 The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped
Mar 11 Boomming Ben, the last Heath Hen was seen for the final time
Mar 19 The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
Apr 5 Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government
Apr 5 Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores
Apr 23 The 153-year-old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later
Apr 24 Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom
Apr 28 A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans
May 2 Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time
May 4 In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion
May 12 Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home
May 15 In an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is murdered
May 20 Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day
May 21 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
May 23 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 the dictatorial government, especially in the Constitutionalist Revolution ("Revolução Constitucionalista", in Portuguese), the major uprising in Brazil during the 20th century
May 28 In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer
May 29 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
May 30 The National Theatre of Greece is founded
Jun 4 Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'etat establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile
Jun 6 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
Jun 17 Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits
Jun 24 A bloodless Revolution instigated by the People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand)
Jul 1 Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed
Jul 8 The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22
Jul 9 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
Jul 12 Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record ten wickets for ten runs in a county match for Yorkshire
Jul 17 Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues
Jul 20 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
Jul 28 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
Jul 29 Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
Jul 30 Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short
Jul 31 The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections
Aug 2 The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson
Aug 10 A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri
Aug 22 The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
Aug 24 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey)
Sep 5 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger
Sep 7 The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences
Sep 10 The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened
Sep 11 Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm
Sep 17 A speech by Laureano Gómez leads to the escalation of the Leticia Incident
Sep 23 The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia