1932 - March

March

  • March 1
    • Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the infant son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, New Jersey.
    • Japan proclaims Manchuria an independent state and installs Puyi as puppet emperor.
  • March 2 – The Mäntsälä Rebellion ends in failure; Finnish democracy prevails. The Lapua Movement is condemned by conservative Finnish President Pehr Evind Svinhufvud in a radio speech.
  • March 7 – Four people are killed when police fire upon 3,000 unemployed autoworkers marching outside the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • March 9 – Éamon de Valera is elected President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State. It is the first change of government in the Irish Free State since its foundation 10 years previously.
  • March 14 – George Eastman, founder of Kodak, commits suicide.
  • March 18 – Peace negotiations between China and Japan begin.
  • March 19 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge opens.
  • March 20 – The Graf Zeppelin begins a regular route to South America.
  • March 21– A series of deadly tornadoes in the south kills more than 220 people in Alabama, 34 people in Georgia, and 17 in Tennessee during a two-day period.
  • March 25 – Tarzan the Ape Man opens, with Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role (Weismuller will star in a total of 12 Tarzan films).

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