1936 (1 Water Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

February 4- Radium E. becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
[power of potential energy]

February 26- The Imperial Way Faction engineered a failed coup against the Japanese government.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

March 1- Construction of Hoover Dam is completed.
[water signs]

March 17 & 18- "St. Patrick's Day Flood" - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, suffered the worst flooding in its history.
[caution around water & all liquids]

April 5- A tornado hits Tupelo, Mississippi killing 216 and injuring over 700. It is the 4th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

April 6- Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia. The 5th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

May 14- Universal Pictures' new film version of Show Boat, an adaptation of the stage musical, premieres at Radio City Music Hall.
[water signs- See also 'Show Boat' 1927.]

May 27- RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage over the Atlantic.
[water signs]

July 13 & 14 - Peak of July 1936 heat wave. The northern states of Wisconsin and Michigan are among those to set new state records. 113F (45C) temperatures are recorded in northern Michigan.
[Water associated with North.]

August 1- 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history.
[emphasis on athletics]

September 6- The largest living marsupial (and a wolf-like carnivore), the Tasmanian Tiger becomes extinct.
[dissipation, collapse]

November 12- The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens.
[water signs]

January (1937- prior to February 4th)- The Ohio River flood begins. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million were left homeless. In Cincinnati, my father & uncle rescued people from second-story windows, in their row boat. They had to cut telephone and power lines, to row down the "streets".
[caution around water & all liquids]