1937

1937 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
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1937 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1937
MCMXXXVII
Ab urbe condita 2690
Armenian calendar 1386
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Assyrian calendar 6687
Bahá'í calendar 93–94
Balinese saka calendar 1858–1859
Bengali calendar 1344
Berber calendar 2887
British Regnal year Geo. 6 – 2 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2481
Burmese calendar 1299
Byzantine calendar 7445–7446
Chinese calendar 丙子(Fire Rat)
4633 or 4573
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4634 or 4574
Coptic calendar 1653–1654
Discordian calendar 3103
Ethiopian calendar 1929–1930
Hebrew calendar 5697–5698
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1993–1994
 - Shaka Samvat 1858–1859
 - Kali Yuga 5037–5038
Holocene calendar 11937
Igbo calendar 937–938
Iranian calendar 1315–1316
Islamic calendar 1355–1356
Japanese calendar Shōwa 12
(昭和12年)
Javanese calendar 1867–1868
Juche calendar 26
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4270
Minguo calendar ROC 26
民國26年
Nanakshahi calendar 469
Thai solar calendar 2479–2480
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

Howard Hughes
January 19: Howard Hughes sets record.
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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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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December

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

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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