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.
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.
NEW PREPAREDNESS DAY BOMBING SUSPECT - 1932 Paul M. Callicotte demonstrates what happened to police claiming he unwittingly planted the 1916 Preparedness Parade bomb after being paid $5.00 to transport a suitcase to the event. He is later discredited as a suspect.
PRIX DE NATIONS EVENT - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS Army Brigadier General Harry D. Chamberlin and Japan's Lieutenant Takeichi Nishi both win the gold in the Prix des Nations event for mounted officers at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games.
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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