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1932

Jul 31 1932 - Nazis score resounding victory in national elections. Hitler demands that as head of the largest party President Hindenburg appoint him Chancellor.


1933

Jan 30, 1933 - Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany.
May 7, 1933 - Varzi wins controversial Tripoli Grand Prix under accusations of race fixing.May 7, 1933 - Varzi wins controversial Tripoli Grand Prix under accusations of race fixing. SEE MORE
Mar 20, 1933 - First concentration camp opens at Dachau.
Apr 1, 1933 - Nazi leaders organize nationwide boycott of Jewish Stores.
Sep 22, 1933 - King Abdul Aziz Al Saud declares the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


1934

1934 - Enrico Fermi began experiments where he bombarded a variety of elements with neutrons. He discovered that slow moving neutrons were especially effective in producing radioactive atoms. Not realizing he had split the atom, Fermi announced what he thought were elements beyond uranium.
July 1, 1934 - Louis Chiron holds of German might and wins the French Grand Prix at Monthlery.July 1, 1934 - Louis Chiron holds of German might and wins the French Grand Prix at Monthlery. SEE MORE
Aug 2-3, 1934 - President Hindenburg dies, Hitler appoints himself President AND Chancellor.
Sep 30, 1934, Babe Ruth towels off after playing his last game in a Yankees uniform.

1935

1935 - Robert Watson-Watt developed the ability to detect aircraft to the point that he was able to produce a "hush-hush" document, "The Detection of Aircraft by Radio Methods." The RAF High Command were skeptical until Watt successfully demonstrated an experiment detecting aircraft up to eight miles away. This was done by A.F. Wilkins, a member of Watt's staff. Close to the BBC's powerful transmitter he demonstrated that a Handley Page Hayford bomber used for the experiment was able to be detected from this distance.
1935 - Erich Ludendorff wrote The Nation at War, advancing the theory of total war, in which politics were used to rally all the moral and physical resources of a country to advance the cause of war.
May 12, 1935 - Caracciola scores comeback victory at the Grand Prix of Tripoli.May 12, 1935 - Caracciola scores comeback victory at the Grand Prix of Tripoli. SEE MORE
July 28, 1935 - Nuvolari scores legendary triumph against the might of the German nation.Jul 28, 1935 - Nuvolari scores legendary triumph against the might of the German nation. SEE MORE
Sep 15, 1935 - The Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935 deprived German Jews of their rights of citizenship, giving them the status of "subjects" in Hitler's Reich.

1936

Mar 7, 1936 - Germany marches unopposed into the Rhineland. The reoccupation of the Rhineland was a serious international provocation that violated the treaties of Versailles and Locarno. Hitler later reportedly admitted: "If the French had marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs, for the military resources at our disposal would have been wholly inadequate for even a moderate resistance."
May 2, 1936 - Mussolini's legions march into Addis Ababa, completing the Italian conquest of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
Jun 19, 1936 - After rain postponed the fight a day, the undefeated Louis was knocked out by Germany's Max Schmeling.
Jun 19, 1936 - Amelia Earhart's plane lost over the Pacific while attempting solo flight around the world.
June 21, 1936 - The Hungarian Grand Prix and Tazio Nuvolari scores another victory, this time over Rosemeyer as the Mercedes team fails to finish.Jun 21, 1936 - The Hungarian Grand Prix and Tazio Nuvolari scores another victory, this time over Rosemeyer as the Mercedes team fails to finish. SEE MORE
Jul 18, 1936 - With the support of Hitler and Mussolini, fighting erupts in Spain as the result of a right-wing revolt lead by General Francisco Franco.
Aug 1, 1936 - Hitler opens the XIth Olympiad in Berlin. Musical fanfares directed by the famous composer Richard Strauss announced the dictator's arrival to the largely German crowd. African American Jessie Owens would win four gold medals in track & field.

1937

1937 - Hormel Foods announced a contest to find a name for their spiced ham product and SPAM was born.
May 6, 1937 - The airship Hindenburg crashed and burned while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey; 35 people on board and 1 ground crew member were killed.

1938

January 27, 1938 - Bernd Rosemeny is killed during record attempt.Jan 27, 1938 - Bernd Rosemeyer is killed during record attempt.
Mar 13, 1938 - Germany incorporates Austria into the Reich (the "Anschluss").
Jul 1938 - At Evian, France, the U.S. convenes a League of Nations conference with delegates from 32 countries to consider helping Jews fleeing Hitler, but results in inaction as no country will accept them.
July 24, 1938 - Dick Seaman wins the German Grand Prix scoring the first victory for a British driver in a Grand Prix since Sir Henry Segrave.July 24, 1938 - Dick Seaman wins the German Grand Prix scoring the first victory for a British driver in a Grand Prix since Sir Henry Segrave. SEE MORE
Sep 30, 1938 - Neville Chamberlain returned from Germany and proclaimed: "We, the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for our two countries and for Europe. Later at 10 Downing street he remarked, "My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time..."
Nov 9-10, 1938 - Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass" -- rioters burned over 1,000 synagogues, vandalized and looted 7,000 Jewish businesses and homes, and killed dozens of Jews in an assault instigated by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
Dec 14, 1938 - Hermann Göring takes charge of resolving the "Jewish Question."

1939

Mar 13, 1939 - German troops march into Czechoslovakia.
Sep 1, 1939 - Germany invades Poland.
September 3, 1939 - Yugoslav GP. Last Grand Prix until the end of the war.Sep 3, 1939 - Yugoslav GP. Last Grand Prix until the end of the war.
Sep 3, 1939 - England and France declare war on Germany.

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