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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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Mimino

Mimino

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Vakhtang Kikabidze, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elena Proklova, Evgeniy Leonov

Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Country: United States of America

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America