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January 8, 1932
The remarriage of previously divorced individuals by the Anglican church is banned by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Britain.
January 12, 1932
The position of a United States Senator is held by a woman, Hattie W. Caraway, for the first time.
January 28, 1932
The Battle of Shanghai begins between Japan and China.
February 2, 1932
A World Disarmament Conference is held in Geneva to discuss Germany's demand for equal status and France's demand for security.
February 2, 1932
The League of Nations urges China and Japan to come to an agreement of compromises.
February 22, 1932
The Purple Heart, given to those who are wounded or killed while in the service, is awarded for the first time.
February 25, 1932
After gaining his German citizenship, Adolf Hitler looks to run for German President in the 1932 elections.
March 9, 1932
The Irish Free State elects a President of the Executive Council, Éamon de Valera, marking the first alteration of government since it's founding.
March 18, 1932
China and Japan begin exchanging terms of negotiations to in an attempt to achieve peace.
April 6, 1932
During the World Disarmament Conference, United States President Herbert Hoover supports the concept of placing limitations on military equipment.
April 14, 1932
The nucleus of a lithium atom is split in half by a beam of charged particles as demonstrated by John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton.
April 17, 1932
A law in Abyssinia to abolish slavery is declared by Emperor Haile Selassie.
May 6, 1932
General Kurt von Schleicher and Adolf Hitler discuss a plan to overthrow the Brüning government in a private meeting, eventually coming to a "gentlemen's agreement" in which Hitler promised Nazi support in exchange for the lifting of certain bans placed on the Nazi party.
May 20–21, 1932
A flight made from the United States to Ireland in a little under 15 hours is made by Amelia Earhart.
June 6, 1932
A 1 cent per gallon tax is placed on gas in the United States as a result of the passing of the Revenue Act of 1932.
July 30, 1932
The Summer Olympics being held in Los Angeles, California begin.
A rebellion in the Midwest United States is started by a group of farmers.
August 6, 1932
Venice holds its first ever Film Festival.
September 1, 1932
During the negotiations of the World Disarmament Conference, Germany walks out due to the refusal of the other powers to grant them equality.
October 1, 1932
In the fifth inning of game 3 during the baseball World Series, Babe Ruth hits a home run that became famously known as his "called shot."
November 21, 1932
Talks of forming a new government begin between the German president, Paul von Hindenburg, and Adolf Hitler.
November 24, 1932
The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory is established in Washington D.C.
December 27, 1932
New York City is home of the newly opened Radio City Music Hall.