TRACK & FIELD EVENTS - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS The best of track and field are cheered on by 85,000 spectators at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games where new records continue to be set. George Saling in the 110 meter hurdles and Italy's Luigi Beccali in the 1500-meter race are among the many champions who win honors.
EMPLOYMENT UP FOR SOME - 1932 - 1 A revival for some businesses across the U.S. puts thousands back to work as factories open their doors. A Pennsylvania wool mill, Milwaukee shoe factory and a Sacramento fruit-packing plant all get busy while New Yorkers now have a little more money to spend on dinner and dancing.
VATICAN SCHOOL OF MOSAICS & BELL TOWER POV - 1932 At the Vatican School of Mosaics in Italy skilled artisans reproduce famous paintings with remarkable accuracy using glass and stone to preserve the great art for ages to come. Visitor POV from a church bell tower looking out over the city as the bell rings.
TRACK & SWIM EVENTS - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS Winners of the 1932 Summer Olympics Games include the U.S. in men and women's 400 meter relay and Jean Shiley's high jump. Japan's Yasuji Miyazaki and Tatsugo Kawaishi win the 100 meter swim while U.S. Mickey Riley Galitzen takes first in diving and Helene Madison the women's 100 meter. The biggest surprise is Argentina's Juan Zabala who wins the marathon race in record time.
OLD BICYCLES REUNION - 1932 The original bicycle built for two, the big wheel bike and other old-fashioned models turn out for the 51st annual reunion of the Harlem Wheelman’s Association in New York Central Park. One gentleman shows off the various medals he has won over the years.
JUNIOR FIREMEN PREVENTION PARADE - 1932 Buffalo, New York is the site for a fire prevention parade attended by 10,000 junior firemen who put on a parade and enjoy watching a demonstration on how to rappel down the side of a building.
INTERNATIONAL LIFEBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP RACE - 1932 The International Life-Boat Championship competition in New York is cheered by thousands lining the shore as the crew of the SS Bergensfjord defeats ten other entries including rivals from the SS Von Steuben of the North German Lloyd.
INVENTORS SHOW OFF NEW PLANES - 1932 The “Flying Flea” developed by Lowe Wylde makes its debut at the Hanworth Park Aerodome in London. Meanwhile Italian engineer Luigi Stipa of the Caproni Aircraft Factory flies his new “winged barrel” aircraft.
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