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1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1937th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 937th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 20th century, and the eighth year of the 1930s decade.

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January 20: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as US President for his second term.

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June 8: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana premieres in Frankfurt, Germany.

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July 2: Amelia Earhart disappears from New Guinea.
July 9: The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.

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September 17: Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
October 15: To Have and Have Not is published in the US.
File:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Original Theatrical Trailer 1) 1937 (La Blancaneu).ogv
File:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Original Theatrical Trailer 2) 1937 (La Blancaneu).ogv
December 21: Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released, the first full-length traditional-animated feature film, the first Disney film, and the first film to feature a Disney Princess. The top image shows the Seven Dwarfs sing "Heigh-Ho" while walking on a log. The second top image shows Walt Disney introducing the Seven Dwarfs in the trailer. The middle image is Snow White, while the bottom images are the trailers.

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  • Cathie Jung, owner of the smallest waist on a living person (measuring just 15 in.).

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  • The 300,000 Chinese in Nanking, the Capital of China.

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