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Hindenburg explosion.jpg
The explosion of the airship Hindenburg on May 6th 1937, which cause the end of the airship era.
One of three related Oklahoma drought refugee families on the highway near Lordsburg, New Mexico, going to Roswell to chop cotton. (May 1937)

Marijuana Tax Act

In USA, the Marijuana Tax Act was introduced, which levied a huge tax on marijuana, an early foreshadowing of the "war on drugs".[1]

 

Events

EventDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experimentA murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
The New Deal
Spanish civil war

 

A New Group

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TribuneTribune.jpg

 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummary
Elihu Root15 February 18457 February 1937New YorkPolitician
Lawyer
Lewis Thompson Preston Sr.27 November 18999 February 1937New York
US
Athlete
John D. Rockefeller8 July 183923 May 1937Florida
The Casements
Ormond Beach
Businessperson
Juliet Poyntz25 November 1886June 1937Spook
Andrew Mellon24 March 185526 August 1937New York
Southampton
U.S.
Politician
Banker
Walter Rothschild8 February 186827 August 1937
Grayson Murphy19 December 187818 October 1937New York
Manhattan
U.S.
Banker
Deep state operative
Ramsay MacDonald12 October 18669 November 1937Atlantic Ocean
(on holiday aboard the ocean liner
Reina del Pacifico
Journalist
Frank B. Kellogg22 December 185621 December 1937Minnesota
St. Paul
Politician
Lawyer

 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
John Stockwell1937US
Texas
Angleton
Author
Whistleblower
Spook
An early and prominent critic of the CIA
Joe Fernandez1937Spook
Silvia Duran1937Mexico
Silvia Odio1937Cuba
Larrie Schmidt1937US
Nebraska
André Lévy-Lang1937Egypt
Alexandria
Banker
Hikmet Cetin1937Turkey
Lice
Diyarbakır Province
Politician
Emre Gönensay1937Politician
Gaetano Scardocchia1937Italy
Campobasso
1993Editor
Peter Krogh1937US
California
Academic
Björn Svedberg1937Engineer
Businessperson
André Levy-Lang1937Egypt
Alexandira
Banker
Businessperson
Rolf Tophoven1937Journalist
Terror expert
Heribert Hellenbroich1937SpookFormer BND chief
Gerhard Güllich1937
Peter Buxtun1937PragueResearcher
Whistleblower
John Hume18 January 1937Northern Ireland
Derry
Politician
Joseph Nye19 January 1937New Jersey
South Orange
U.S.
Academic
Peter Jay7 February 1937London
UK
Diplomat
Broadcaster
Economist
John MacGregor14 February 1937London
UK
Politician
Boris Pugo19 February 1937Russia
Soviet Union
Kalinin
22 August 1991
Harald V21 February 1937Norway
Skaugum
Akershus
Gunter Huonker24 February 1937Germany
Schwenningen am Neckar
Politician
Bob Schieffer25 February 1937Texas
Austin
U.S.
Journalist
Anchor
Gerry Patrick Hemming1 March 193729 January 2008Spook
Soldier
Pilot
Ivan Boesky6 March 1937Michigan
Detroit
Juvenal Habyarimana8 March 1937Ruanda-Urundi6 April 1994Soldier
Politician
President of Rwanda whose assassination reportedly helped spark the Rwandan genocide.
Thomas McInerney15 March 1937Maryland
Havre de Grace
U.S.
Soldier
Pilot
Deep state functionary
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst18 March 1937Netherlands
Zwolle
Politician
Bernard Nussbaum23 March 1937New York
U.S.
Lawyer
Jens Kampmann30 March 1937Denmark
Frederiksberg
Politician
Sergio Siracusa1 April 1937Italy
Naples
Spook
Colin Powell5 April 1937New York
U.S.
Spook
Soldier
Politician
Seymour Hersh8 April 1937US
Chicago
Illinois
Journalist
Sterling Seagrave15 April 1937Ohio
Columbus
Author
Historian
Colette Flesch16 April 1937Luxembourg
Dudelange
Politician
Saddam Hussein28 April 1937Iraq
Al-Awja
Saladin Province
30 December 2006A brutal dictator who enjoyed US support until he ceased following their orders.
Abu NidalMay 1937Palestine
Jaffa
16 August 2002
Wayne Owens2 May 1937Utah
Panguitch
18 December 2002PoliticianFound dead in Tel Aviv
Dennis DeConcini8 May 1937Arizona
Tucson
U.S.
Politician
Paul Wilkinson9 May 1937Middlesex
Harrow School
UK
11 August 2011Academic
Terror expert
George Carlin12 May 1937New York
Manhattan
U.S.
22 June 2008Comedian
Madeleine Albright15 May 1937Czechoslovakia
Prague
Christopher Haskins30 May 1937Dublin
Eire
Businessperson
Mortimer Zuckerman4 June 1937Canada
Montreal
Quebec
Executive chairman of
Boston Properties
Editor-in-chief of
U.S. News & World Report
Nadhmi Auchi11 June 1937BaghdadFraudster
Oligarch
Businessperson
Cercle-connected fraudster
Jay Rockefeller18 June 1937New York
U.S.
Marius Schoon22 June 19377 February 1999Activist
Teacher
Martti Ahtisaari23 June 1937Finland
Viipuri
Politician
Jean-Paul Parayre5 July 1937Engineer
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