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Year 1931 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Empire State Building opens in New York City
  • Jun 12 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury
  • Sep 18 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese
  • Oct 18 American gangster Al Capone convicted of tax evasion
  • Nov 7 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong
  • Dec 11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada)
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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 7 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (33) weds publisher George Palmer Putnam (43) in Noank, Connecticut
  • Jul 4 Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.
  • Aug 22 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

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