N.Y. PUPPET SHOW TO HELP UNEMPLOYED - 1932 Students of the West Side Continuation School in New York stage a puppet production commemorating great events in the life of George Washington. Proceeds from the show, which the kids love, will go towards relief efforts for the unemployed.
NEW YORK CUNARD LINE PIER FIRE - 1932 A rubbish fire under the Cunard Line Pier (later renamed Pier 54) becomes one of the most notorious blazes of 1932. More than 400 fire fighters are injured during their four-day fight to put out the flames. The only death is Lieutenant Colonel Ralph A Kluge, the original designer of the pier.
CONTE DE SAVOIA COMPLETES MAIDEN VOYAGE - 1932 The Conte de Savoia completes her maiden voyage thanks to crew member Gennaro Amatrudo who plugged a leak in a broken valve-port saving the ship from possible disaster. Passenger POV as the new Italian superliner safely arrives in New York City.
NEW YORKERS HAIL JAMES WALKER'S RETURN - 1932 Tammany Hall democrats and other admirers welcome former NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker on his return home from France aboard the SS Europa. Two tugboats full of political allies escort the liner into the bay where more await him on foot.
MAYOR WALKER REMOVAL DELAYED - 1932 New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker and entourage leave the court house in triumph. A surprising court order temporarily delays then Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt’s findings into removing Walker from office on corruption charges.
KANSAS CITY GRAIN ELEVATOR FIRE - 1932 A Kansas City, MO grain elevator burns following a spontaneous combustion of grain dust. The huge building collapses as flames consumes it in spite of fire fighter efforts to stop the blaze that claims the lives of two firemen and injures nine more.
NYC "HOOVERVILLE" CAMP - 1932 A shanty town for the unemployed springs up almost in the heart of New York City. The town is headed up by a Texas sailor as the mayor and boasts a laundry service and barber to keep residents clean until they find jobs again.
ROSH HASHANAH CELEBRATED BY N.Y.C. JEWS - 1932 New Yorkers observe the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah with the age-old rituals of prayer and emptying their pockets into the nearest running water as a symbol of purging the sins of the dying year.
THE PINES HOTEL BURNS DOWN - 1932 The Pines hotel in Panama City, Florida goes up in flames as winter tourists escape with their valuables. Firemen from several nearby towns fight the blaze but the fire leaves nothing but a burned out shell of the former landmark.
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