1936 events in history

Jan 15 The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio
Jan 20 Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom
Jan 29 The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced
Feb 4 Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically
Feb 10 Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders
Feb 16 Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain
Feb 26 In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government
Feb 29 February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends
Feb 29 Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air
Mar 1 The Hoover Dam is completed
Mar 1 A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union
Mar 5 First flight of Supermarine Spitfire advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom
Mar 7 Prelude to World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland
Mar 8 Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race
Mar 14 The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)
Mar 16 Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and lead to a major flood in Pittsburgh
Mar 29 In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters
Apr 1 Odisha formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India
Apr 3 Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh
Apr 5 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi
Apr 6 Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203
Apr 15 Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland
Apr 15 First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine
Apr 18 The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan
Apr 27 The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor
May 5 Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 9 Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5
May 21 Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her handbag. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals
May 25 The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins
May 26 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours
May 28 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication
May 28 Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting
Jun 7 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philip Murray was elected its first president
Jun 10 The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded
Jun 11 The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens
Jun 15 First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber
Jun 26 Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter
Jun 28 The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China
Jun 30 Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country
Jul 6 A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell
Jul 11 The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic
Jul 17 Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war
Jul 18 An army uprising in Spanish Morocco starts Spanish Civil War
Jul 20 The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime
Jul 23 In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties
Jul 26 King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the thrоne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Jul 26 The Axis powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War
Aug 3 Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics
Aug 3 A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors
Aug 4 Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime