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Historical Events in November 1931

  • Nov 1 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
  • Nov 2 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured

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Nov 4 Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet

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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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Nov 10 4th Academy Awards: "Cimarron", Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win

  • Nov 11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • Nov 12 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1

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Nov 12 Jean Sibelius and Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius
  • 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)

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Nov 21 Horror film "Frankenstein" is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

Actor Boris Karloff
Actor
Boris Karloff
Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Nov 22 1st performance of Ferde GrofĂ©'s "Grand Canyon Suite" given by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra at Studebaker Theater, Chicago
  • Nov 23 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague

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Nov 28 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 226 in his first Test appearance v South Africa in 1st Test in Brisbane

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 30 His Master's Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI