1937

1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1937th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 937th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1930s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
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1937 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1937
MCMXXXVII
Ab urbe condita2690
Armenian calendar1386
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԶ
Assyrian calendar6687
Bahá'í calendar93–94
Balinese saka calendar1858–1859
Bengali calendar1344
Berber calendar2887
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 2 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2481
Burmese calendar1299
Byzantine calendar7445–7446
Chinese calendar丙子(Fire Rat)
4633 or 4573
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4634 or 4574
Coptic calendar1653–1654
Discordian calendar3103
Ethiopian calendar1929–1930
Hebrew calendar5697–5698
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1993–1994
 - Shaka Samvat1858–1859
 - Kali Yuga5037–5038
Holocene calendar11937
Igbo calendar937–938
Iranian calendar1315–1316
Islamic calendar1355–1356
Japanese calendarShōwa 12
(昭和12年)
Javanese calendar1867–1868
Juche calendar26
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4270
Minguo calendarROC 26
民國26年
Nanakshahi calendar469
Thai solar calendar2479–2480
Tibetan calendar阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
2063 or 1682 or 910
    — to —
阴火牛年
(female Fire-Ox)
2064 or 1683 or 911

Events

January

FDR 1944 Color Portrait
January 20: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as US President for his second term.

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July

Earhart
July 2: Amelia Earhart disappears from New Guinea.
Diagram of the 1937 Fox vault fire
July 9: The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

August

  • August 2 – The Marihuana Tax Act[4] in the United States is a significant bill on the path that will lead to the criminalization of cannabis. It was introduced to U.S. Congress by Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger.
  • August 5 – The Soviet Union commences one of the largest campaigns of the Great Purge, to "eliminate anti-Soviet elements." Within the following year, at least 724,000 people are killed on order of the troikas, directed by Joseph Stalin. This is an offensive that targets social classes (such as the kulaks), ethnic or racial backgrounds which are seen as non-Russian and Stalin's personal opponents from the Communist Party and their sympathizers.
  • August 6Spanish Civil War: Falangist artillery bombards Madrid.

Jim Lentz born in Decorah, Iowa

September

Dean Franklin - 06.04.03 Mount Rushmore Monument (by-sa)-3 new
September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

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December

December 21: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released, the world's first full-length animated feature film, the first Disney film, and the first film to feature a Disney Princess. The top image shows the Seven Dwarfs singing "Heigh-Ho" while walking on a log. The second top image shows Walt Disney introducing the Seven Dwarfs in the trailer and the bottom images are the trailers.

Snow white 1937 trailer screenshot (2)
Walt Disney Snow white 1937 trailer screenshot (13)

Date unknown

  • Switzerland begins construction of its Border Line defences.
  • The Vibora Luviminda trades union's sugar plantation strike on Maui island, Hawaii.
  • Italian psychiatrist Amarro Fiamberti is the first to document a transorbital approach to the brain, which becomes the basis for the controversial medical procedure of transorbital lobotomy.
  • Soviet industry produces about four times as much as it had in 1928.
  • The Allen Organ Company, the builder of Church Organs, home Organs and Theatre Organs is founded in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

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Date unknown

  • Cathie Jung, owner of the smallest waist on a living person (measuring just 15 in.).

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PeterPol
Metropolitan Peter of Krutitsy

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Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal

References

  1. ^ Journalist George Steer's report to The Times (London) connects Germany with the attack.
  2. ^ League of Nations Mandates – Palestine: Report of the Palestine Royal Commission. July 1937. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  3. ^ Schechtman, Joseph B. (1949). Population Transfers in Asia. New York: Hallsby Press. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  4. ^ Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551. Subsequently, commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.
  5. ^ Loadstar. "The Balinese Tiger".

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