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1937
February 16th
Cosmonaut Valentin Bondarenko was born in the city of Kharkov in the Ukraine. Bondarenko would become the first casualty of the Soviet space programme.
March 6th
Valentina Tereshkova was born in the Yaroslavl region of Russia. Tereshkova became the first woman to go into space during the Vostok 6 mission on the 16th - 19th June 1963.
May.
Baldwin resigned as Prime Minister. Neville Chamberlain became the new the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
June 3rd
Edward Windsor who abdicated his throne, married the American divorcee Wallis Simpson while in exile in France.
June 11th
Reginald Joseph Mitchell designer of the British 'Spitfire' fighter plane died aged 42. RJ Mitchell would not get to see his creation in action, or know how important the 'Spitfire' became to the defence of Britain.
September 6th
Soviet cosmonaut Irina Soloviova was born in the Tula Region of Russia. Soloviova served as back-up to Valentina Tereshkova for the Vostok 6 mission, 16th - 19th June 1963.
November 26th
Soviet cosmonaut Boris Yegorov was born in the city of Moscow, Russia. Yegorov was a crew member of the Voskhod 1 mission on the 12th October 1964.
 
A full scale conflict erupted between Japan and China.
 
The seat of the Basque Parliament, Guernica was destroyed by aerial bombing during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso would later be inspired by this event in the piece named 'Guernica'.
 
First general elections were held in India.
 
The Jet engine was tested in Great Britain.
 
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA, was completed and opened to the public.
 
Female aviator Amelia Earhart died on her attempt to fly around the world. Her plane disappeared while flying over the Pacific.
 

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