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The following events occurred in August 1932:

August 1, 1932 (Monday)Edit

August 2, 1932 (Tuesday)Edit

August 3, 1932 (Wednesday)Edit

  • 19 countries of the Americas warned Bolivia and Paraguay that they would not recognize the validity of territorial acquisition taken by force of arms in the Gran Chaco region.[9]

August 4, 1932 (Thursday)Edit

  • In North Carolina, singer Libby Holman was indicted for murder in the death of her husband.[10]
  • An editorial by Benito Mussolini was published in Il Popolo d'Italia titled "Political and Social Doctrine", in which he wrote that "Fascism does not believe either in the possibility or usefulness of perpetual peace and rejects pacifism as cowardice and renunciation of struggle. Only war carries human energy to the highest tension and prints the seal of nobility on the peoples which have the virtues to confront it."[11]

August 5, 1932 (Friday)Edit

August 6, 1932 (Saturday)Edit

August 7, 1932 (Sunday)Edit

August 8, 1932 (Monday)Edit

August 9, 1932 (Tuesday)Edit

  • In an effort to put a stop to street rioting, the German government passed an emergency decree making political terrorism punishable by death. Anyone who seriously wounded a police officer or soldier now faced a minimum prison term of ten years, and all shootings and attacks on police carried prison sentences even if no one was injured. Special courts would be established in frequent trouble spots to expedite the new laws.[21]

August 10, 1932 (Wednesday)Edit

August 11, 1932 (Thursday)Edit

  • U.S. President Herbert Hoover began his re-election campaign with a speech in which he broke from the Republican Party's official platform by saying that Prohibition laws should be forsaken at the federal level and left as a matter for the individual states to decide.[23]
  • At a public hearing regarding the corruption charges against New York City mayor Jimmy Walker, the mayor himself appeared and pleaded with Governor Roosevelt for the chance to meet his accusers face to face, which would have resulted in a long parade of witnesses given that the Hofstadter Committee investigation had lasted 14 months. Roosevelt ruled only that Walker could present any witnesses or evidence contributing to the governor's investigation of the case.[24]
  • Born: Fernando Arrabal, playwright, filmmaker and writer, in Melilla, Spain

August 12, 1932 (Friday)Edit

August 13, 1932 (Saturday)Edit

August 14, 1932 (Sunday)Edit

  • The closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles were held.[30] The United States dominated the final medal count with 41 gold medals and 103 overall.

August 15, 1932 (Monday)Edit

August 16, 1932 (Tuesday)Edit

August 17, 1932 (Wednesday)Edit

  • The Austrian Assembly approved the loan from the League of Nations despite the unpopular provision forbidding it from entering into a union with Germany until 1952.[33]
  • The Hindu nationalist press in India blasted the Communal Award, with The Advance calling it "a gross injustice to Bengal and its Hindus", and "a thorough betrayal of sense and statesmanship."[34]
  • Born: V. S. Naipaul, Trinidad-born British writer, in Chaguanas (d. 2018)

August 18, 1932 (Thursday)Edit

August 19, 1932 (Friday)Edit

August 20, 1932 (Saturday)Edit

August 21, 1932 (Sunday)Edit

August 22, 1932 (Monday)Edit

  • Five Nazis were sentenced to death for killing a communist in Potempa, Upper Silesia, the first such sentences under the new emergency law aimed at stamping out political violence. Police had to push back angry crowds that tried to storm the courthouse after the sentence was read.[41]
  • BBC Television broadcast its first experimental television programme.[42]
  • Died: William Clegg, 80, English footballer and politician; Wilton Lackaye, 69, American actor

August 23, 1932 (Tuesday)Edit

August 24, 1932 (Wednesday)Edit

August 25, 1932 (Thursday)Edit

August 26, 1932 (Friday)Edit

August 27, 1932 (Saturday)Edit

August 28, 1932 (Sunday)Edit

August 29, 1932 (Monday)Edit

  • The Soviet Union imposed the death penalty for simple theft as a measure against rising crime.[50]
  • Died: Andō Teibi, 78, Japanese general

August 30, 1932 (Tuesday)Edit

August 31, 1932 (Wednesday)Edit

  • German General Kurt von Schleicher declared in an interview, "Unless Germany is given full equality and security with her neighbours in the near future, she will refuse to participate further in the disarmament conference." Germany sent a memorandum to France the same day stating that if France did not disarm or allow Germany to rearm, then Germany would take matters into its own hands and defy the restrictions on the country's armaments outlined in the Treaty of Versailles.[52]
  • Born: Roy Castle, television presenter and musician, in Scholes, Holme Valley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1994); Allan Fotheringham, newspaper and magazine journalist, in Hearne, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2020)

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  2. ^ "4 Die, Many Injured as Ritz Tower Blast Rocks Park Avenue". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 1, 1932. p. 1.
  3. ^ Hashagen, Paul (2002). Fire Department, City of New York: The Bravest; An Illustrated History 1865–2002. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-56311-832-6.
  4. ^ Official Red Book of United States Coins. Western Publishing Company. 1948. p. 109.
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  7. ^ "Paraguay Sends Fresh Troops to Fight Bolivia". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 3, 1932. p. 7.
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  9. ^ "Paraguay and Bolivia Warned by 19 Nations". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 4, 1932. p. 1.
  10. ^ "Hunt Libby Holman; Indicted". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 5, 1932. p. 1.
  11. ^ Darrah, David (August 4, 1932). "Il Duce Exhalts War as "Noble"; Flays Pacifism". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 7.
  12. ^ "Tageseinträge für 5. August 1932". chroniknet. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
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  19. ^ "Canada Opens Welland Canal; Link in Seaway". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 7, 1932. p. 14.
  20. ^ "Snappy Sports Suit Replaces Mourning as Libby Vanishes". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 9, 1932. pp. 1, 2.
  21. ^ Schultz, Sigrid (August 10, 1932). "Germany Fixes Death Penalty to End Rioting". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
  22. ^ Tucker, Spencer C. (2010). A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East. ABC-CLIO. p. 1852. ISBN 978-1-85109-672-5.
  23. ^ Egan, Leo (August 12, 1932). "Hoover Conversion to Wets to Aid Him in Industrial Areas". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 1.
  24. ^ Boettiger, John (August 12, 1932). "Walker Pleads with Governor in Own Defense". Chicago Daily Tribune. pp. 1, 2.
  25. ^ "Forbes and Ruth Chatterton Get Nevada Divorce". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 13, 1932. p. 3.
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  27. ^ "Texas Hurricane History" (PDF). National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  28. ^ "Marconi Finds Way to "Bend" Short Waves". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 14, 1932. p. 9.
  29. ^ Knopf, Robert (1999). The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-691-00441-2.
  30. ^ Pegler, Westbrook (August 15, 1932). "Curtain! 100,000 See Last Act in Olympic Games". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 17.
  31. ^ "Donald Crisp, English Actor, Weds Screen Writer". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 16, 1932. p. 4.
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  34. ^ "India Condemns British Plan on Representation". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 18, 1932. p. 8.
  35. ^ Darrah, David (August 19, 1932). "Piccard Rises Ten Miles into Sky; A Record". Chicago Daily Tribune. pp. 1, 2.
  36. ^ "Tells Ocean Flight Story". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 20, 1932. p. 1.
  37. ^ Pettey, Tom (August 21, 1932). "Gov. Roosevelt Outlines His Policies". Chicago Daily Tribune. pp. 1, 6.
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  39. ^ "Hottest Day in 67 Years Hits Berlin; Twelve Drown". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 22, 1932. p. 4.
  40. ^ "On August 21, 1932". The Baseball Page. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  41. ^ "Five Hitlerites Get Death for Political Riots". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 23, 1932. p. 1.
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  43. ^ "Chaplin Seeks to Keep Sons Out of Films". Chicago Daily Tribune. August 24, 1932. p. 1.
  44. ^ Allen, Jay (August 25, 1932). "Spain's Tribunal Debates on Fate of Fallen Hero". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
  45. ^ Allen, Jay (August 26, 1932). "Spain Snatches General From a Firing Squad". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
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  48. ^ "Call 200,000 Out in Strike". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 27, 1932. p. 1.
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  50. ^ "Tageseinträge für 29. August 1932". chroniknet. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  51. ^ "Elect Hitler Man President of Reichstag". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 30, 1932. p. 1.
  52. ^ Taylor, Edmond (September 1, 1932). "Germany Defies Versailles Pact Demands Arms". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 7.