1 Oct 1936
  • At Burgos, Spain, Francisco Franco was publicly proclaimed as the Head of State and the General√≠simo of the military. ww2dbase [Francisco Franco | CPC]
  • The Spanish Republican Government approved the statute giving autonomy to the Basque Provinces. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The US 1st Marine Brigade began a three-month amphibious and field landing exercise in and near Potomac, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Maximilian von Weichs was promoted to the rank of General der Kavallerie. ww2dbase [Maximilian von Weichs | CPC]

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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