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* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and an air show.
 
* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and an air show.
 
* [[December 29]]: The [[1931 Overton No. 1 Mine explosion]] resulted in five deaths.
 
* [[December 29]]: The [[1931 Overton No. 1 Mine explosion]] resulted in five deaths.
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* [[Donald Beatty]] led a J. P. Morgan-financed scientific expedition into the interior of the Amazon.
 
* The [[Homewood City Council]] established racial zoning in [[Rosedale]].
 
* The [[Homewood City Council]] established racial zoning in [[Rosedale]].
 
* [[Robert Jemison, Jr]] donated a pair of swans to [[Avondale Park]].
 
* [[Robert Jemison, Jr]] donated a pair of swans to [[Avondale Park]].
 
* The [[Southern Club]] closed.
 
* The [[Southern Club]] closed.
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* Thirty-six paintings by Birmingham artist [[Carrie Hill]] were exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
 
* Harry M. and Nettie Buten of Merion, Pennsylvania began [[Buten collection|collecting Wedgwood]].
 
* Harry M. and Nettie Buten of Merion, Pennsylvania began [[Buten collection|collecting Wedgwood]].
 
* [[Robert Van de Graaff]] demonstrated his high-voltage generator for the American Insitute of Physics in Schenectady, New York.
 
* [[Robert Van de Graaff]] demonstrated his high-voltage generator for the American Insitute of Physics in Schenectady, New York.
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* The [[Birmingham, Selma & Mobile Railroad]] shut down.
 
* The [[Birmingham, Selma & Mobile Railroad]] shut down.
 
* [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]]
 
* [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]]
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* [[George Brownell, Jr]] became president of [[Brownell Travel]].
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* The [[Birmingham Vending Company]] was incorporated.
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* [[Douglas McConnell]] and [[Leslie F. McConnell]] founded the [[McConnell Sales and Engineering Corporation]].
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* The [[Sunnyland Refining Company]] began producing oleomargarine.
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* [[East Lake Cemetery]] was sold.
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* [[Tallulah Bankhead]] signed with Paramount Pictures.
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* [[Julian Aland]] opened the [[Emily Shop]] at [[Five Points South]].
  
 
===Government===
 
===Government===
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===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* [[January 1]]: Coach [[Wallace Wade]]'s [[1930 Alabama Crimson Tide football team]] defeated the Washington State y Washington State Cougars 24-0 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, finishing the year with a 10-0 record and claiming a [[List of Alabama Crimson Tide football national championships|national championship]].
 
* [[May 10]]: [[Art Weist]] hit a [[Birmingham Barons records|Birmingham Barons record]] three home runs in a game against Nashville. He also set records for consecutive home runs (3) and home runs in an inning (2).
 
* [[May 10]]: [[Art Weist]] hit a [[Birmingham Barons records|Birmingham Barons record]] three home runs in a game against Nashville. He also set records for consecutive home runs (3) and home runs in an inning (2).
 
* [[John Cortazzo]] set a [[Birmingham Barons records|Birmingham Barons record]] for being hit by pitches 15 times during the [[1931 Birmingham Barons|1931 season]].
 
* [[John Cortazzo]] set a [[Birmingham Barons records|Birmingham Barons record]] for being hit by pitches 15 times during the [[1931 Birmingham Barons|1931 season]].
* [[Frank W. Thomas]] succeeded [[Wallace Wade]] as head coach of the [[Alabama Crimson Tide football team]].
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* [[Wallace Wade]] left Alabama to become head coach of the Duke Blue Devils. [[Frank W. Thomas]] succeeded him as head coach of the [[Alabama Crimson Tide football team]].
 
* [[August 6]]: Pitcher [[Satchel Paige]] made his debut with the Crawford Colored Giants.
 
* [[August 6]]: Pitcher [[Satchel Paige]] made his debut with the Crawford Colored Giants.
 
* [[August 15]]: Pitcher [[Ivy Andrews]] made his debut with the New York Yankees.
 
* [[August 15]]: Pitcher [[Ivy Andrews]] made his debut with the New York Yankees.
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==Individuals==
 
==Individuals==
 
* [[Douglas Arant]] began serving on the [[Alabama State Bar]]'s Board of Commissioners.
 
* [[Douglas Arant]] began serving on the [[Alabama State Bar]]'s Board of Commissioners.
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* [[A. N. Barrentine]] succeeded [[S. D. Kilgore]] as [[Walker County Sheriff]]
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* [[Hugo Black|Hugo]] and [[Josephine Black]] moved in with her parents in the [[Sterling Foster residence]].
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* Scholar [[Harvie Branscomb]] began a two-year Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
* [[Bear Bryant]] accepted a scholarship offer from [[Alabama Crimson Tide football]] assistant coach [[Hank Crisp]].
 
* [[Bear Bryant]] accepted a scholarship offer from [[Alabama Crimson Tide football]] assistant coach [[Hank Crisp]].
 
* [[Alice Chalifoux]] became principal harpist with the Cleveland, Ohio Orchestra.
 
* [[Alice Chalifoux]] became principal harpist with the Cleveland, Ohio Orchestra.
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* [[E. T. Leech]] became editor of ''The Pittsburgh Post''
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* [[Joseph Loveman]] briefly retired from [[Loveman's|Loveman, Joseph & Loeb]].
 
* [[Sidney van Sheck]] took a job at [[Bechtel-McCone]].
 
* [[Sidney van Sheck]] took a job at [[Bechtel-McCone]].
 
* [[Helen Walpole]] debuted on Broadway.
 
* [[Helen Walpole]] debuted on Broadway.
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===Births===
 
===Births===
 
* [[January 6]]: [[Don Morrison]], architect
 
* [[January 6]]: [[Don Morrison]], architect
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* [[May 29]]: [[John Baumgartner]], baseball player
 
* [[May 29]]: [[John Baumgartner]], baseball player
 
* [[November 6]]: [[Gil Hill]], actor and Detroit City Council president
 
* [[November 6]]: [[Gil Hill]], actor and Detroit City Council president
* [[November 15]]: [[Sonny Smith]], [[Auburn Tigers basketball]] coach  
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* [[November 15]]: [[Sonny Smith]], [[Auburn Tigers basketball]] coach
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* [[Bobby Allgood]]
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* [[Joel Bearden]], dairy farmer and [[Shelby County Commission]]er
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* [[Ira De Ment]], District Court judge
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* [[Camille Desmarais]], Episcopal priest
 
* [[Gage Bush Englund]], ballerina and civic leader
 
* [[Gage Bush Englund]], ballerina and civic leader
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* [[Glenn House]], artist and papermaker
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* [[Bob Moody]], interior designer and artist
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* [[Homer Smith]], [[Alabama Crimson Tide football]] coach
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* [[Richard Vigneulle]], banker and pastor
  
 
===Marriages===
 
===Marriages===
 
* [[Anne Woodward]] to [[James Burt, Jr]].
 
* [[Anne Woodward]] to [[James Burt, Jr]].
 
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* [[Martha Hoole|Martha Anne Sanders]] to [[William Hoole]]
===Awards===
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===Graduations===
 
===Graduations===
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* Educator [[Mildred Brown]] graduated from [[Miles College|Miles Memorial Teachers College]] at age 16.
 
* Educator [[Delos Culp]] graduated as valedictorian of [[Isabella High School]] in [[Maplesville]].
 
* Educator [[Delos Culp]] graduated as valedictorian of [[Isabella High School]] in [[Maplesville]].
 
* Pathologist [[Joseph Cunningham]] completed a bachelor of arts at the Catholic University of America.
 
* Pathologist [[Joseph Cunningham]] completed a bachelor of arts at the Catholic University of America.
 
* Restaurateur [[John Holcomb, Jr]] graduated from [[Phillips High School]].
 
* Restaurateur [[John Holcomb, Jr]] graduated from [[Phillips High School]].
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* Librarian [[William Hoole]] completed his master's in English at Wofford College.
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* Sporting goods dealer [[Fred Sington]] completed his bachelor's degree at the [[University of Alabama]].
  
 
===Deaths===
 
===Deaths===
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* [[December 29]]: [[George Bodeker]], former [[Birmingham Police Department|Birmingham Police]] and founder of [[Bodeker's National Detective Agency]].
 
* [[December 29]]: [[George Bodeker]], former [[Birmingham Police Department|Birmingham Police]] and founder of [[Bodeker's National Detective Agency]].
 
* December 29: 5 miners were killed in the [[1931 Overton No. 1 Mine explosion]].
 
* December 29: 5 miners were killed in the [[1931 Overton No. 1 Mine explosion]].
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* [[Thomas Walter III]], architect
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* There were 148 homicides reported in the city during the year. See [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1931]].
  
 
==Works==
 
==Works==
 
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* [[Roderick MacKenzie]] completed the fresco murals in the rotunda of the Alabama State Capitol.
 
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===Books===
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===Buildings===
 
===Buildings===
 
* [[Avondale United Methodist Church]], new sanctuary
 
* [[Avondale United Methodist Church]], new sanctuary
 
* [[Avondale Villa]] at [[Avondale Park]]
 
* [[Avondale Villa]] at [[Avondale Park]]
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* [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Municipal Airport]]
 
* [[Dr Pepper Building]]
 
* [[Dr Pepper Building]]
 
* [[Hill Elementary School]], two-room annex
 
* [[Hill Elementary School]], two-room annex
* [[Medical Arts Building]] at [[Five Points South]]
 
 
* [[Jefferson County Courthouse]] at [[Linn Park|Woodrow Wilson Park]]
 
* [[Jefferson County Courthouse]] at [[Linn Park|Woodrow Wilson Park]]
 
* [[Jefferson County Home]]
 
* [[Jefferson County Home]]
* [[Pickwick Club]] at [[Five Points South]]
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* [[McAdory High School]] additions
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* [[Medical Arts Building]] at [[Five Points South]], developed by the [[Kamram Grotto]]
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* [[Pickwick Club]] at [[Five Points South]], developed by the [[Kamram Grotto]]
 
* [[Railroad Reservation]] grade separation
 
* [[Railroad Reservation]] grade separation
 
** [[14th Street underpass]]
 
** [[14th Street underpass]]
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* [[Stockham Woman's Building]] at [[Birmingham-Southern College]]
 
* [[Stockham Woman's Building]] at [[Birmingham-Southern College]]
 
* [[Willis Rushton residence]]
 
* [[Willis Rushton residence]]
 
  
 
===Music===
 
===Music===
 
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* Gene Autry recorded "[[Birmingham Daddy]]"
  
 
==Context==
 
==Context==

Revision as of 18:51, 8 October 2014

1931 was the 60th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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  • Roderick MacKenzie completed the fresco murals in the rotunda of the Alabama State Capitol.

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