The World in 1937

  • Italians Ban Marriages

    Italians ban marriages between Italians and Abssinians.
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    The World in 1937

  • Karl Radek and Others Go on Trial

    Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
  • Stalin's Purge Continues

    2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death.
  • Pope's Burning Concern

    Pope Pius XI publishes anti-Nazi-encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge
  • Pope Pius Against Communism

    Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
  • Italy & Yugoslavia Sign the Pact of Belgrade

    Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade).
  • FDR Signs Act of Neutrality

    FDR signs act of neutrality
  • USSR Executes 8 Army Leaders

    USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continues
  • Stalin Executes Russian Officers

    Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch.
  • Japanese & Chinese Troops Clash

    Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge).
  • Buchenwald Concentration Camp Opens

    Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
  • Japanese Attack Marco Polo Bridge

    Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
  • Japanese Troops Occupy Peking & Tientsin

    Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
  • Batlle of Shanghai Begins

    Japan attacks Shanghai and the Battle of Shanghai begins.
  • China declares war on Japan

    China declares war on Japan
  • Japanese Fleet Blockades Chinese Coast

    Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • Stalinists Execute Pastor Hamberg and Others

    Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women) by firing squad.
  • Hitler Declares Intentions of War in Secret

    Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war.
  • Nazi Exhibition Opens

    The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • Japanese Amy Conquers Shanghai

    Japanese army conquers Shanghai
  • Japan Recognizes Franco Government

    Japan recognizes Franco government
  • Italy withdraws from League of Nations

    Italy withdraws from League of Nations
  • Japanese Sink US Gunboat

    Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
  • Japanese Troops Massacre Nanking

    Japanese Troops Massacre Nanking