News and Events of 1936
- Rome-Berlin Axis is proclaimed (Japan to join in 1940).
- King George V dies; succeeded by son, Edward VIII, who soon abdicates to marry an American-born divorcée, and is succeeded by brother, George VI.
- Spanish civil war begins. Hundreds of Americans join the "Lincoln Brigades." (Franco's fascist forces defeat Loyalist forces by 1939, when Madrid falls.)
- War between China and Japan begins, to continue through World War II.
- Japan and Germany sign anti-Comintern pact; joined by Italy in 1937.
- Gen. Anastasio Somoza leads a coup d'etat in Nicaragua ushering in Somoza family dictatorship for more than 4 decades.
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NY Yankees d. NY Giants (4-2)
Detroit d. Toronto (3-1)
Helen Jacobs d. H.K. Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)Men:
Fred Perry d. G. von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Fiction: Honey in the Horn, Harold L. Davis
Drama: Idiot's Delight, Robert E. Sherwood
Oscars awarded in 1936
Academy Award, Best Picture: Mutiny on the Bounty (MGM)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Eugene O'Neill (US)
Miss America: Rose Coyle (PA)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Peter J. W. Debye (Netherlands), for investigations on dipole moments and diffraction of X-rays and electrons in gases
Physics: Victor F. Hess (Austria), for discovery of cosmic radiation; and Carl D. Anderson (US), for discovery of the positron
Physiology or Medicine: Sir Henry Dale (UK) and Otto Loewi (Germany), for discoveries on chemical transmission of nerve impulses