February 1937

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The following events occurred in February 1937:

February 1, 1937 (Monday)Edit

February 2, 1937 (Tuesday)Edit

February 3, 1937 (Wednesday)Edit

February 4, 1937 (Thursday)Edit

  • Willie Gallacher, the lone Communist Member of Parliament, caused an uproar in the House when he asserted that the Regency Bill under discussion was clearly "directed towards the occupant of the Throne at the present time" because he was "suspect." Conservative Member Earl Winterton jumped to his feet and declared that not even a Member "who represents so small an amount of opinion in the country" as Gallacher "should be permitted to get away with the monstrous assertion which he has just made", and said it "could only have come from someone who approaches the subject with a distorted brain."[2][3]
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop committed a social gaffe when he gave the Nazi salute to George VI, nearly knocking over the king who was stepping forward to shake Ribbentrop's hand.[4][5]
  • Born: Magnar Solberg, biathlete, in Soknedal, Norway

February 5, 1937 (Friday)Edit

February 6, 1937 (Saturday)Edit

February 7, 1937 (Sunday)Edit

February 8, 1937 (Monday)Edit

February 9, 1937 (Tuesday)Edit

February 10, 1937 (Wednesday)Edit

February 11, 1937 (Thursday)Edit

February 12, 1937 (Friday)Edit

February 13, 1937 (Saturday)Edit

February 14, 1937 (Sunday)Edit

February 15, 1937 (Monday)Edit

  • An underground explosion in a coal mine in Wonthaggi, Australia killed thirteen men.[21]
  • 11 were reported dead in flooding around southern Los Angeles.[22]

February 16, 1937 (Tuesday)Edit

February 17, 1937 (Wednesday)Edit

February 18, 1937 (Thursday)Edit

February 19, 1937 (Friday)Edit

February 20, 1937 (Saturday)Edit

February 21, 1937 (Sunday)Edit

February 22, 1937 (Monday)Edit

  • Mussolini decreed that any native chieftain or officer who opposed Italian colonial troops, even in territory as yet unoccupied, would be put to death.[32]
  • Died: James P. Buchanan, 69, American politician

February 23, 1937 (Tuesday)Edit

February 24, 1937 (Wednesday)Edit

February 25, 1937 (Thursday)Edit

February 26, 1937 (Friday)Edit

February 27, 1937 (Saturday)Edit

February 28, 1937 (Sunday)Edit

  • Spanish Foreign Minister Julio Álvarez del Vayo scolded the European democracies for "lamentable weakness ... in the face of the tactics of Fascist nations to make themselves masters of the continent." Álvarez del Vayo declared that "the defense of Madrid is the defense of Paris and London tomorrow."[36]
  • Died: Harrington Mann, 72, Scottish painter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brewer, Sam (February 1, 1937). "King Gives Queen Top Honors in New Year's List". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Stirs Tempest by Insinuating King is Unfit". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 5, 1937. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Regency during total incapacity of the Sovereign". February 4, 1937. Hansard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Mercer, Derrik, ed. (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 479. ISBN 978-0-582-03919-3.
  5. ^ Bloch, Michael. Ribbentrop. New York: Crown Publishing, 1992. p, 125–127. ISBN 0-517-59310-6.
  6. ^ "Roosevelt Asks Power to Reform Courts, Increasing the Supreme Bench to 15 Judges; Congress Startled, But Expected to Approve". The New York Times. February 6, 1937. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Papa Mussolini is Happy; Beams as His Son Weds". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 7, 1937. p. 5.
  8. ^ "40,000 March in Paris to Recall Strife of 1934". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 8, 1937. p. 2.
  9. ^ "February 9, 1937". PlaneCrashInfo. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Schultz, Sigrid (February 11, 1937). "True Nazi Life Prescribed for Coddled Boys". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.
  11. ^ a b c d e "1937". MusicAndHistory. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "German Demand for Colonies Put in Britain's Lap". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 6.
  13. ^ "Ban Magazine for Story on King's Health". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 1.
  14. ^ "Amelia Earhart to Circle Globe East to West". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 28.
  15. ^ Simkin, John (2014). "Spanish Civil War: Chronology". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "Vote Cleveland Pro Football Franchise". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 13, 1937. p. 19.
  17. ^ Nash, Jay Robert (1976). Darkest Hours. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 659. ISBN 978-1-59077-526-4.
  18. ^ Griffith, R. D. (2012). To the NFL: You Sure Started Somethin': A Historical Guide of All 32 NFL Teams and the Cities They've Played In. Dorrance Publishing. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-4349-1681-5.
  19. ^ "Shell Spain's New Capital". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 15, 1937. p. 1.
  20. ^ "Chief of Austria Urges Return of a Hapsburg King". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 15, 1937. p. 3.
  21. ^ "Number 20 Coal Shaft Disaster". Monument Australia. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  22. ^ "Los Angeles Area Flooded, 11 Are Killed". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 16, 1937. p. 1.
  23. ^ Taylor, Edmond (February 17, 1937). "Il Duce Frees Foes in Honor of Baby Prince". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.
  24. ^ Bateson, John (2012). The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-520-27240-8.
  25. ^ "4 Killers Get Horner Stay". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 19, 1937. p. 1.
  26. ^ "Mary Astor of Films Marries Mexican Actor". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 19, 1937. p. 3.
  27. ^ a b c d "Chronology 1937". indiana.edu. 2002. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  28. ^ Schultz, Sigrid (February 19, 1937). "'People's Auto' at $250 Ready for Hitler O.K.". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15.
  29. ^ Payne, Stanley G. (1967). Politics and the Military in Modern Spain. Stanford University Press. p. 521.
  30. ^ Cortada, James W., ed. (1982). Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 506. ISBN 0-313-22054-9.
  31. ^ Small, Alex (February 22, 1937). "Border Clamp on Spain Seen As Boon to Madrid". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 2.
  32. ^ "Mussolini Decrees Death for Ethiopians Who Bombed Viceroy". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 23, 1937. p. 4.
  33. ^ Maguire, Liam (2012). Next Goal Wins!: The Ultimate NHL Historian's One-of-a-kind Collection of Hockey Trivia. Random House Canada. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-307-36340-4.
  34. ^ "Rebel Barrage Wilts Loyalist Charge Up Hill". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 25, 1937. p. 2.
  35. ^ "Floating Mine Tears Hole in British Ship; 300 Passengers Safe". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 26, 1937. p. 11.
  36. ^ "Accuses Italy". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 1, 1937. p. 4.