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1936 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXVI) was the 36th year of the 20th century. 1936 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1936.
News Events of 1936
German troops occupy the Rhineland.
Italy completes conquest of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini agree Rome-Berlin Axis.
Spanish Civil War breaks out when garrison in Spanish Morocco revolts.
Abdication crisis in Great Britain, when King Edward VIII resolves to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson.
The Hoover Dam is completed.
First edition of Life magazine is published.
Radium is the first element to be created synthetically.
London's Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
Sports in 1936
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