What Happened in 1931

Significant Events

  • May 1 Empire State Building opens in New York City
  • Jun 12 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition & perjury
  • Sep 18 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
  • Oct 18 American gangster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion
  • Nov 7 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
  • Dec 11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada)
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Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

On October 24, 1931

World Leaders in 1931

Famous People in 1931

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage
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