Video: 'Alcatraz 1934-1977 Part 2 of 6' (Dec. 16, 1937, at 6:42)
(Thursday, December 16, 1937, 1:30 p.m. PST) — Two long-term convicts, Theodore “Ted” Cole and Ralph Roe, took part today in the second documented escape attempt from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a maximum high-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco. Continue reading Two convicts escape Alcatraz prison 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1937)
Video: ''Nanking' with Woody Harrelson - Full Movie | Snagfilms' (Dec. 13 1937, at 29:30)
(Monday, December 13, 1937; during the — The six-week Second Sino-Japanese War) Nanking Massacre, an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against war prisoners, soldiers and citizens of Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of the Republic of China, began today, the same day that the Japanese captured Nanjing at the conclusion of the Battle of Nanking. Continue reading Japanese take Nanjing; mass murder, rape begins 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1937)
Video: 'BOMBING OF THE GUNBOAT USS PANAY BY JAPANESE AIRCRAFT DURING RAPE OF NANKING 70722'
(Sunday, December 12, 1937, noon CST; during the — Japanese aircraft and shore batteries opened fire Second Sino-Japanese War) today on the U.S. Navy gunboat while it was anchored in the Yangtze River outside Nanking (now spelled Nanjing), China, while it was evacuating personnel from the embassy at Nanking. Panay
Three Americans were killed and another 43 were wounded.
The Japanese claimed that they did not see the American flags painted on the deck of the gunboat, apologized, and paid an indemnity.
Video: '"KENNEDYS DON'T CRY" (1975)' (Kennedy selected as Ambassador to Great Britain at 9:06)
(Wednesday, December 8, 1937, evening EST) — At a time of rising tensions in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt has decided to appoint Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Chairman of the Maritime Commission, as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, taking up his post there the following March, The New York Times reported tonight. Continue reading FDR selects Joseph P. Kennedy as envoy to Britain 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1937)
Video: 'Pins & Needles 1963'
(Saturday, November 27, 1937, evening EST) — , a musical revue produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union with music and lyrics by Harold Rome, opened Pins and Needles tonight at the Labor Stage Theatre in New York. Continue reading ‘Pins and Needles’ musical revue opens on Broadway 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1937)
Video: 'The Awful Truth' trailer
(Thursday, November 4, 1937, doors opened at 11:30 a.m. EST) — , an American screwball comedy film about a divorced couple that keeps getting mixed up in each other’s love lives, opened today at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Awful Truth Continue reading ‘The Awful Truth’ opens in New York City 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 4 1937)
Video: 'A Championship Legacy: 1937'
(Sunday, October 10, 1937, at approximately 2:00 p.m.-4:06 p.m. EST) — The New York Yankees won the 1937 World Series today, beating the New York Giants 4-2 at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York, in the fifth and deciding game. Continue reading Yankees beat Giants to win World Series 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 10 1937)
Video: 'Topper' trailer
(Thursday, August 19, 1937, doors opened at 9:45 a.m.) — , an American supernatural comedy film about a fun-loving couple who returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband, opened today at Capitol Theatre in New York City. Topper Continue reading ‘Topper’ opens in New York City 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 19 1937)
Video: 'The Life of Emile Zola' trailer
(Wednesday, August 11, 1937, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — , an American biographical film about French author Émile Zola, the famed writer who risked his reputation to defend a Jewish army officer accused of treason, premiered tonight at the Hollywood Theatre in New York City. The Life of Emile Zola Continue reading ‘The Life of Emile Zola’ premieres in New York City 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 11 1937)
(Thursday, July 22, 1937, 2:55 p.m. EDT) — The U.S. Senate voted 70–20 today to defeat President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s controversial proposal to add more Supreme Court justices to obtain favorable rulings regarding New Deal legislation.