Historical Events in April 1931

  • Apr 1 Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
  • Apr 1 Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball

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Apr 2 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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  • Apr 6 1st Scottsboro (Ala) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape
  • Apr 6 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • Apr 7 Seals Stadium opens in SF
  • Apr 8 "White Horse Inn" opens in London
  • Apr 8 Dmitri Shostakovitch's ballet "The Arrow" premieres
  • Apr 9 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • Apr 12 Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager
  • Apr 12 Spanish voters reject the monarchy
  • Apr 14 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 15 1st backwards walk across American begins
  • Apr 20 35th Boston Marathon won by Jim Henigan of Mass in 2:46:45.8
  • Apr 20 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • Apr 22 Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
  • Apr 26 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
  • Apr 27 100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)
  • Apr 28 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field
  • Apr 29 Cleve Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0