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* March: [[Homewood]] bought 16 acres of land along [[Shades Creek]] for a future [[Shades Creek Park (public park)|public park]].
 
* March: [[Homewood]] bought 16 acres of land along [[Shades Creek]] for a future [[Shades Creek Park (public park)|public park]].
 
* Spring: [[Miss Fancy]], the elephant at [[Avondale Park]] [[Birmingham Zoo|Zoo]], broke her chains and barreled through trees up [[Red Mountain]] until she was caught on [[Overlook Road]].
 
* Spring: [[Miss Fancy]], the elephant at [[Avondale Park]] [[Birmingham Zoo|Zoo]], broke her chains and barreled through trees up [[Red Mountain]] until she was caught on [[Overlook Road]].
* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and an air show.
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* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and [[Steadham Acker]]'s [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]].
 
* [[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.
 
* [[Donald Beatty]] led a J. P. Morgan-financed scientific expedition into the interior of the Amazon.
 
* [[Donald Beatty]] led a J. P. Morgan-financed scientific expedition into the interior of the Amazon.
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* Thirty-six paintings by Birmingham artist [[Carrie Hill]] were exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
 
* 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.
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* [[Robert Van de Graaff]] demonstrated his high-voltage generator for the American Institute of Physics in Schenectady, New York.
  
 
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* The [[Lyric Theatre]] closed.
 
* The [[Lyric Theatre]] closed.
 
* The [[Birmingham, Selma & Mobile Railroad]] shut down.
 
* The [[Birmingham, Selma & Mobile Railroad]] shut down.
* [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]]
 
 
* [[George Brownell, Jr]] became president of [[Brownell Travel]].
 
* [[George Brownell, Jr]] became president of [[Brownell Travel]].
 
* The [[Birmingham Vending Company]] was incorporated.
 
* The [[Birmingham Vending Company]] was incorporated.

Revision as of 15:45, 6 February 2015

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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The year 1931 saw The Star-Spangled Banner adopted as the United States National anthem. Nevada legalized gambling. The Scottsboro Boys were arrested for rape, tried, and initially sentenced to death. The Empire State Building in New York City was completed. The Geneva Convention rules regarding treatment of prisoners went into effect. Comic strip detective Dick Tracy debuted. Al Capone was sentenced for tax evasion. The George Washington Bridge in New York City opened. The Chinese Soviet Republic was proclaimed by Mao Zedong.


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