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The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on 26 April 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona (2 years before the Nazis came to power). It marked the second and final time that the International Olympic Committee would gather to vote in a city which was bidding to host those Games. The only other time this occurred was at the inaugural IOC Session in Paris, France, on 24 April 1894. Then, Athens and Paris were chosen to host the 1896 and 1900 Games, respectively...

To outdo the Los Angeles games of 1932, Germany built a new 100,000-seat track and field stadium,6 gymnasiums, and many other smaller arenas. They also installed a closed-circuit television system and radio network that reached 41 countries, with many other forms of expensive high-tech electronic equipment.. Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, a favourite of Adolf Hitler, was commissioned by the German Olympic Committee to film the Games for $7 million.. Her film, titled Olympia, pioneered many of the techniques now common in the filming of sports..The games were the first to have live television coverage. The GPO, using equipment from Telefunken, broadcast over 70 hours of coverage to special viewing rooms throughout Berlin and Potsdam and a few private TV sets, transmitting from the Paul Nipkow TV Station..A total of 49 nations attended the Berlin Olympics, up from 37 in 1932...

The official budget did not include outlays by the city of Berlin (which issued an itemized report detailing its costs of 16.5 million marks) or outlays of the German national government (which did not make its costs public, but is estimated to have spent US$30 million, chiefly in capital outlays)..The next scheduled games in 1940 were awarded to Tokyo even though Japan was becoming an aggressive militaristic, nationalist state.. Japan's military adventures eventually rendered the Olympics implausible, and the military unreasonably demanded that the organizers build the venues from wood because they needed metals for the war front..

The Olympic village was located at Estal in Wustermark, (at 52°32′10.78″N 13°0′33.20″E), on the western edge of Berlin.. The site, which was 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the centre of the city, consisted of one to 2 floor dormitories, dining areas, a swimming pool, and training facilities..The German Olympic committee, in accordance with Nazi directives, virtually barred Germans who were Jewish or Roma or had such an ancestry from participating in the Games (Helene Mayer was the only German Jew to compete at the Berlin Games).. This decision meant exclusion for many of the country's top athletes such as shotputter and discus thrower Lilli Henoch, who was a 4-time world record holder and 10-time German national champion, and Gretel Bergmann who was suspended from the German team just days after she set a record of 1.60 meters in the high jump..The official reason given by the Nazis was because Fürstner had not acted "with the necessary energy" after 370,000 visitors had passed through the village - between 1 May to 15 June - causing significant damage to the site. However this reason was just a pretext to disparaging the half-Jewish officer and expediting his removal..In 1937, Holly-wood released the film Charlie Chan at the Olympics.. The plot concerned members of the Bearlin police force helping the Chi-nese detective apprehend a group of spies (of unnamed nationality) from trying to steal a new aerial guidance system..

"The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. It also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That's why the Olympic Flame should never die."

— Adolf Hitler, commenting on the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

"German sport has only one task: to strengthen the character of the German people, imbuing it with the fighting spirit and steadfast camaraderie necessary in the struggle for its existence."

— Minister of Pro-Pagan-da Joseph Goebbels...Propane is a 3-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C 3H8, normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. A by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining, it is commonly used as a fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, barbicues, portable stoves, and residential central heating..Propane as HD-5 was originally intended for use as vehicle fuel.. HD-5 is currently being used in all propane applications...

January 16 – Serial killer Albert Fish is executed in Sing Sing Prison + Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular Oi - Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as Al presi dente P Ghettie + 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla/February 6 – The IV Olympic Winter Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany + Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"6 Feb–16 February - Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and win 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals/March 26 – The longest game in the history of the National Hockey League was played. The Montreal Maroons and Detroit Red Wings went scoreless until 16 and a half minutes into the 6th OT when Mud Bruneteau ends it at 2:25 in the morning + 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech - M Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska\April 6 -2 tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The smaller tornado hits north Gainsville, the stronger tornado the west side of town. 203 die and 1,600 are injured in the 5th deadliest tornado in U.S. history + ANP begins telex service in Amsterdame/May 30 – Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind is first published Oi \June 26 – Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first fully controllable helicopter, makes its maiden flight/July 16 - George McMahon tries to shoot King Edward VIII during the Trooping the Colour ceremony Major..The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1936 was awarded to Peter Debye "for his contributions to our knowledge of molecular structure through his investigations on dipole moments and on the diffraction of Airport X-Rays of the Bollocks and Electrons in Flatulence" if you get my drift ...
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