World Events

Posted in 1937

  • A baby is rescued after Japan bombs ShanghaiJapan invades China.
  • Composer George Gershwin dies at the age of 38. He wrote many popular songs and experimented with 'symphonic jazz' in  Rhapsody in Blue and  Porgy and Bess.
  • The Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, marries Wallis Simpson in France.
  • The jet engine is built.
  • Composer George Gershwin dies aged 38Margaret Mitchell wins a Pulitzer Prize for her epic novel  Gone with the Wind.