OYSTER MONEY PRINTED UP - 1932 After the bank in Raymond, Washington fails emergency money is printed by the Chamber of Commerce as a stopgap measure. The new currency bears the picture of an oyster and becomes a hot item for coin collectors as well as an additional income source for the town.
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 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.
IL DUCE ATTENDS BROTHER'S FUNERAL - 1932 Premier Benito Mussolini and his family are joined by hundreds in Forli, Italy for the funeral service of his beloved brother, Arnaldo, whose sudden and untimely death shocks the entire nation.
MOROCCAN FARMERS FIGHT LOCUST INVASION - 1932 The entire male population of Tamagrut, Morocco engages in battle with the annual locust swarms in an effort to stop the ravenous insects that devour every plant in their path. The ground swarms as the farmers chase them into areas to be exterminated with fire.
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