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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1937.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1937: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1937?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1937 Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution ''Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH'' to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
  • 02 Aug 1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
  • 05 Aug 1937 The Soviet Union commences one of the largest campaigns of the Great Purge, to quoteliminate anti-Soviet elements.quot Within the following year, at least 724,000 people are killed on order of the troikas, directed by Joseph Stalin. This was an offensive that targeted social classes (such as the kulaks), ethnic or racial backgrounds which were seen as non-Russian, and Stalin's personal opponents from the Communist Party and their sympathizers.
  • 06 Aug 1937 Franco-artillery fire on Madrid
  • 08 Aug 1937 Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (USA) begins producing power.
  • 13 Aug 1937 Japanese attack Shanghai
  • 14 Aug 1937 China declares war on Japan
  • 18 Aug 1937 1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 24 Aug 1937 Republican offensive near Belchite Spain
  • 25 Aug 1937 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • 26 Aug 1937 Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
  • 27 Aug 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers' Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inning game.
  • 28 Aug 1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 29 Aug 1937 Philadelphia Athletics' Bob Johnson is second to get six RBIs in an inning (first).
  • 30 Aug 1937 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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Movies

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Confession

Confession

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas

Release year: 1937

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Country: United States of America

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the World

Release year: 1937

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Country: United States of America

Dead End

Dead End

Release year: 1937

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Country: United States of America

The Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola

Release year: 1937

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Country: United States of America