On This Day

Events in History in April 1931

  • Apr 1 Earthquake devastate Managua Nicaragua, kills 2,000
  • Apr 6 1st Scottsboro (Alabama) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape
  • Apr 7 Seals Stadium opens in San Francisco
  • Apr 8 "White Horse Inn" opens in London
  • Apr 12 Spanish voters reject the monarchy
  • Apr 14 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • Apr 15 1st backwards walk across American begins
  • Apr 22 Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
  • Apr 27 100°F (38°C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)