February 1937

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The following events occurred in February 1937:

February 1, 1937 (Monday)

February 2, 1937 (Tuesday)

February 3, 1937 (Wednesday)

February 4, 1937 (Thursday)

  • 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)

February 6, 1937 (Saturday)

February 7, 1937 (Sunday)

February 8, 1937 (Monday)

February 9, 1937 (Tuesday)

February 10, 1937 (Wednesday)

  • A German appeals court ruled that children who failed to live up to the mental and physical standards of Nazi education could be taken away from their families and placed in state-run homes.[10]
  • Born: Anne Anderson, reproductive physiologist, in Forres, Scotland (d. 1983), Roberta Flack, singer, in Black Mountain, North Carolina (some sources give birth date as 1939)

February 11, 1937 (Thursday)

February 12, 1937 (Friday)

February 13, 1937 (Saturday)

February 14, 1937 (Sunday)

February 15, 1937 (Monday)

  • 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)

February 17, 1937 (Wednesday)

February 18, 1937 (Thursday)

February 19, 1937 (Friday)

February 20, 1937 (Saturday)

February 21, 1937 (Sunday)

February 22, 1937 (Monday)

  • 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)

February 24, 1937 (Wednesday)

February 25, 1937 (Thursday)

February 26, 1937 (Friday)

February 27, 1937 (Saturday)

February 28, 1937 (Sunday)

  • 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

References

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  2. "Stirs Tempest by Insinuating King is Unfit". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 5, 1937. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Regency during total incapacity of the Sovereign". February 4, 1937. Hansard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mercer, Derrik, ed. (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 479. ISBN 9-780582-039193.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Papa Mussolini is Happy; Beams as His Son Weds". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 7, 1937. p. 5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "40,000 March in Paris to Recall Strife of 1934". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 8, 1937. p. 2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "February 9, 1937". PlaneCrashInfo. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Schultz, Sigrid (February 11, 1937). "True Nazi Life Prescribed for Coddled Boys". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "1937". MusicAndHistory. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "German Demand for Colonies Put in Britain's Lap". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Ban Magazine for Story on King's Health". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Amelia Earhart to Circle Globe East to West". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 12, 1937. p. 28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Simkin, John (2014). "Spanish Civil War: Chronology". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Vote Cleveland Pro Football Franchise". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 13, 1937. p. 19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Nash, Jay Robert (1976). Darkest Hours. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 659. ISBN 9781590775264.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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 9781434916815.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Shell Spain's New Capital". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 15, 1937. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Chief of Austria Urges Return of a Hapsburg King". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 15, 1937. p. 3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Number 20 Coal Shaft Disaster". Monument Australia. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. "Los Angeles Area Flooded, 11 Are Killed". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 16, 1937. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. Taylor, Edmond (February 17, 1937). "Il Duce Frees Foes in Honor of Baby Prince". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. Bateson, John (2012). The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. 33. ISBN 9780520272408.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. "4 Killers Get Horner Stay". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 19, 1937. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  26. "Mary Astor of Films Marries Mexican Actor". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 19, 1937. p. 3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 "Chronology 1937". indiana.edu. 2002. Retrieved September 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  28. Schultz, Sigrid (February 19, 1937). "'People's Auto' at $250 Ready for Hitler O.K.". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  29. Payne, Stanley G. (1967). Politics and the Military in Modern Spain. Stanford University Press. p. 521.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  31. Small, Alex (February 22, 1937). "Border Clamp on Spain Seen As Boon to Madrid". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  32. "Mussolini Decrees Death for Ethiopians Who Bombed Viceroy". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 23, 1937. p. 4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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 9780307363404.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  34. "Rebel Barrage Wilts Loyalist Charge Up Hill". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 25, 1937. p. 2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  35. "Floating Mine Tears Hole in British Ship; 300 Passengers Safe". Chicago Daily Tribune. February 26, 1937. p. 11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  36. "Accuses Italy". Chicago Daily Tribune. March 1, 1937. p. 4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>