24 Aug 1936
  • Philippine President Manuel Quezon granted Douglas MacArthur the title of field marshal in the Philippine Army. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | CPC]
  • The new Soviet Ambassador, Marcel Rosenberg, arrived in Republican Spain. He was accompanied by a large number of Soviet "advisers". ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
United States
  • The Cunard White Star liner RMS Queen Mary, arrived in New York, United States having made the Atlantic crossing in 4 days 27 minutes and taking the Blue Riband from the French liner Normandie. ww2dbase [Queen Mary | New York | AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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