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12 Nov 1936
  • Lieutenant Commander Haruo Ota was named the commanding officer of destroyer Yuzuki. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chen Changjie was awarded the 4th grade of the Order of the Cloud and Banner. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Dong Zhao was awarded the Order of Resplendent Banner 4th Class. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • The keel of Pinguin was laid down at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | AG]
United Kingdom
  • During a debate in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill attacked the British government for its slow progress on rearmament. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
United States
  • Tatsuta Maru became the first merchant ship to pass under the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland In California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1936
Tennessee-class battleship entering San Francisco Bay under the nearly completed Golden Gate Bridge on her way to attend the opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge, California, United States, 12 Nov 1936

12 Nov 1936 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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