Historical Events in February 1931

  • Feb 2 1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
  • Feb 2 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)

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Feb 3 Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Feb 3 The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258
  • Feb 4 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • Feb 5 Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
  • Feb 7 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera NYC
  • Feb 8 Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000
  • Feb 10 New Delhi becomes capital of India
  • Feb 10 Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC
  • Feb 12 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting with the callsign HVJ

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Feb 14 Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 14 Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

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Feb 14 The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

  • Feb 15 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
  • Feb 16 Extreme right wing Pehr Evind Svinhufvud becomes president of Finland
  • Feb 17 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
  • Feb 17 Hockey's Hershey Bears (now with AHL) 1st game
  • Feb 20 Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
  • Feb 21 Alka Seltzer introduced
  • Feb 21 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • Feb 28 Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
  • Feb 28 Oswald Mosley founds his New Party