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1931 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXXI) was the 31st year of the 20th century. 1931 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1931.
News Events of 1931
Chicago gangster, Al Capone, convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years.
Congress makes "The Star-Spangled Banner" official US national anthem.
Spain becomes Republic.
Japan invades Manchuria.
Nevada legalizes gambling.
The Waldorf Astoria hotel opens in New York City.
Empire State Building in New York City is officially opened by President Herbert Hoover.
New Delhi becomes capital of India.
Sports in 1931
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