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26 Jan 1937
  • Civilian Captain Nai Haremaro took command of the Japanese luxury ocean liner Hikawa Maru. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Pickerel was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Pickerel | CPC]
  • A second German Civil Service Law was introduced which extended the influence of the NSDAP over Reich State appointments. The new law permitted promotions to be afforded only to those with the correct political (i.e. Nazi) attitude. It afforded Nazi employees the right to refer work problems directly to the Party rather than through their employer, and also provided for the removal of any official who did not support the National Socialist cause (although by this time very few such officials continued to remain in office). ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Jan 1937
Destroyer USS Shaw moored at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Jan 1937.Destroyer USS Shaw at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Jan 1937. Photo 1 of 2.Destroyer USS Shaw at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 26 Jan 1937. Photo 2 of 2.

26 Jan 1937 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

Chiang Kaishek, 31 Jul 1937

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