On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1931

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of journalist H. L. Mencken, after he calls the state the "apex of moronia"

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

New ZealandHawke's Bay Earthquake

New Zealand's worst natural disaster, the Hawke's Bay earthquake, kills 256 and injures thousands, devastating Napier and the Hawke's Bay region
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The Hastings post office damaged after the 1931 earthquake
The Hastings post office damaged after the 1931 earthquake

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, dies at 72