1932 (5 Soil Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

This year is of interest because the ki is similar to that of 2013. Both are 5 Soil Years in 3 Tree 9-Year Cycles. However, the current 81-Year Cycle (9 Fire) is quite different.

March 1 – Japan proclaims Manchuria an independent state and installs Puyi as puppet emperor.
[government and politics, management, control]

March 1 – Charles Lindbergh, Jr., the infant son of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home and murdered, in the infamous crime that hasn't been completely solved, to this day.
[mysterious]

May 16 – Massive riots between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay leave thousands dead and injured.
[political tension, political controversy]

May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
[holding still, difficult or dangerous travel]

May 29 – In the depths of the Great Depression, the first of approximately 15,000 World War I veterans arrive in Washington, D.C. demanding immediate payment of their military bonus.
[political tension, political controversy]

June 6 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (17 cents in today's money).
[political tension, political controversy]

July 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
[notable]

August – A farmers' revolt begins in the Midwestern United States.
[political tension, political controversy]

August 18 – Auguste Piccard reaches an altitude of 16,197 m (53,140 ft) with a hot air balloon.
[holding still, difficult or dangerous travel]

September 20 – Five Soil Mohandas K. Gandhi begins a hunger strike in Poona prison, India.
[government and politics, management, control]

October 1 – Babe Ruth makes his famous called shot in the fifth inning of game 3 of the 1932 World Series.
[notable]

November 30 – The Polish Cipher Bureau breaks the German Enigma cipher.
[See May 9, 1941.]