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16 Nov 1936
  • Spanish Nationalist Colonel Josť Varela's troops had forced a bridgehead over the River Manzanares en route to Madrid, Spain. They would capture almost three quarters of the University City in the coming week before being stopped by Spanish Republican militias. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • John Winant began his second term as the Chairman of the United States Social Security Board. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet pilot Pavel Rychagov was shot down in Spain in an I-15 fighter; he survived the crash. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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  • The US 2nd Marine Brigade completed a three-day training exercise with US Navy warships at San Clemente Island, California, United States. ww2dbase [CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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