1936 Newspapers

Interested in what happened in 1936? What were some of the main historical events that newspapers reported on and the public followed? The 1930s in America was a decade characterized by economic crisis and political upheaval. The lead up to World War Two reveals a world in a state of tension, where fear was rising and conflicts mounting.

Our collection of historic newspapers is the largest in the world, and provides you with authentic copies from some of America’s longest standing publications. The events that fill these pages of 1936 newspapers tell the history of the world, and provide a fascinating insight into the way the world is today.

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1936 Newspapers

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Some of the most important events in 1936 include the inception of the Spanish Civil War, the German occupation of the Rhineland, and the coronation of George VI as the King of England. The coverage of 1936 news by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Dallas Morning News show how these events were perceived at the time. An authentic newspaper is a great gift idea to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion.

January 20, 1936
King George V of England dies. His eldest son succeeds him, becoming Edward VIII.

February 6, 1936
The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

March 1, 1936
Construction of Hoover Dam is completed on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada. At the time of completion, it is the world’s largest concrete structure and also the world’s largest power- generator.

March 7, 1936
Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland, despite this being in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

March 17-18, 1936
The Pittsburgh Flood of 1936 occurs, also known as the St. Patrick’s Day Flood, with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suffering the worst flooding in its history.

March 26, 1936 
The longest game in the history of the National Hockey League is played. The Montreal Maroons and Detroit Red Wings are scoreless until 16 and a half minutes into the sixth overtime when Mud Bruneteau ends it at 2:25am.

April 3, 1936 
Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder in 1932, is executed by electrocution in New Jersey State Prison.

April 5, 1936 
The 4th deadliest tornado in U.S. history hits Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 216 people and injuring over 700.

April 19, 1936
The 1936-1939 Arab Revolt in Palestine begins against the British government, in opposition to Jewish immigration.

May 7, 1936
Italy annexes Ethiopia.

May 27, 1936
British luxury liner ‘RMS Queen Mary’ leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

June 10, 1936
Margaret Mitchell’s novel “Gone with the Wind” is published.

July 18, 1936
The Spanish Civil War begins when nationalist troops under the command of General Francisco Franco rise against the existing republican government.

August 1, 1936
The 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history.

November 3, 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected to a second term as President, in a landslide victory over Alf Landon.

November 12, 1936 
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

December 11, 1936
Prince Albert, Duke of York, becomes the King of England. He rules as King George VI.

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