November 1931 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
  • Nov 3 First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
  • Nov 4 Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris

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Nov 7 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Nov 12 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London
  • Nov 13 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator
  • Nov 14 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain

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Nov 17 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"

  • Nov 20 Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)
  • Nov 22 Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" premieres
  • Nov 23 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
  • Nov 30 His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean politician (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • Nov 12 Norman Y Mineta, (Rep-R-CA, 1975- )
  • Nov 13 Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)
  • Nov 13 Joan Lestor, British MP
  • Nov 13 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
  • Nov 15 Jan Terlouw, Dutch MP (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)
  • Nov 15 Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya
  • Nov 15 Pascal Lissouba, Congo politician
  • Nov 16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • Nov 21 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • Nov 26 Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
  • Nov 26 Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
  • Nov 28 Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
  • Nov 28 Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
  • Nov 28 Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
  • Nov 28 Thomas Enders, diplomat
  • Nov 29 Frank T Mdlalose, KwaZulu minister of Internal minister

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47
  • Nov 3 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60
  • Nov 11 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)
  • Nov 15 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies
  • Nov 17 John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)