History of Watchmaking
Dubois-Depraz devised a system for chronographs that did away with the column wheel.
Japan invaded China.
The American chemist Wallace Hume Carother filed a patent for Nylon on behalf of Du Pont de Nemours.
The Hindenburg airship burst into flames while landing in Lakehurst.
Abdication of Edward VII.
Ireland declared its independence.
An agreement (la paix du travail) was reached between unions and employer organisations in the metal industry. Plans for strikes and lock-outs were abandoned, and instead conciliation and arbitration were used to settle disputes.
Art and Culture
1936. First showing of Chaplin's Modern Times.
In reaction to the bombing of Guernica (Spanish Basque Country) by German aircraft allied to General Franco in the Spanish Civil War, Pablo Picasso painted the most dramatic work of his career.