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1936

1937

history - beginning of the second Sino-Japanese war

culture - Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame - the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, designed by Joseph B. Strauss is opened - patent for nylon - Konrad Zuse submits patents in Germany based on his Z1 computer design - Walt Disney: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Pablo Picasso: Guernica - Entartete Kunst "(Degenerate art)" exhibition, mounted by the Nazis, opens in Munich - Agatha Christie: Death On the Nile - Ernest Hemingway: To Have and Have Not - John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men - Alfred Adler (†)

music - Alban Berg: Lulu - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana - Maurice Ravel (†) - George Gershwin (†) - Bessie Smith (†)

first released recordings: Andrews Sister, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Andrew "Smokey" Hogg, Mahalia Jackson, Merline Johnson (The Yas Yas Girl), Curtis Jones, Dock Reed, Hank Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson

released recordings/songs - Andrews Sister: Bei mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You're Grand) - Mahalia Jackson: Peace In the Valley - Robert Johnson: Hellhound On My Trail - Sonny Boy Williamson: Good Morning School Girl

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