16 Jul 1936
  • Arturo Riccardi was made Commander of the Colonial Order of the Star of Italy. ww2dbase [Arturo Riccardi | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • An attempt was made to assassinate British King Edward VIII in London, England, United Kingdom. An Irish malcontent, Jerome Brannigan (otherwise known as George Andrew McMahon), produced a loaded revolver as the King rode on horseback at Constitution Hill, near Buckingham Palace. Police spotted the gun and pounced on him; he was quickly arrested. At Brannigan's trial, he alleged that "a foreign power" had approached him to kill Edward, that he had informed MI5 of the plan, and that he was merely seeing the plan through to help MI5 catch the real culprits. The court rejected the claims and sent him to jail for a year. ww2dbase [London, England | AC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Jul 1936
Launching ceremony of transport Pretoria, Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, 16 Jul 1936

16 Jul 1936 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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