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* [[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.
 
* 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]].
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* [[Robert Jemison Jr]] donated a pair of swans to [[Avondale Park]].
 
* The [[Southern Club]] closed.
 
* The [[Southern Club]] closed.
 
* 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.
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* [[March 7]]: [[Sonny Penhale]], [[Mayor of Helena]].  
 
* [[March 7]]: [[Sonny Penhale]], [[Mayor of Helena]].  
 
* [[March 20]]: [[Henry Aizenman]], Holocaust survivor
 
* [[March 20]]: [[Henry Aizenman]], Holocaust survivor
* [[March 27]]: [[Ken Forbes, Jr]], Presbyterian minister and head shop owner
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* [[March 27]]: [[Ken Forbes Jr]], Presbyterian minister and head shop owner
 
* [[April 4]]: [[John Porter]], pastor of [[6th Avenue Baptist Church]]
 
* [[April 4]]: [[John Porter]], pastor of [[6th Avenue Baptist Church]]
 
* [[May 6]]: [[Willie Mays]], Hall of Fame outfielder
 
* [[May 6]]: [[Willie Mays]], Hall of Fame outfielder
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===Marriages===
 
===Marriages===
* [[Anne Woodward]] to [[James Burt, Jr]].
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* [[Anne Woodward]] to [[James Burt Jr]].
 
* [[Martha Hoole|Martha Anne Sanders]] to [[William Hoole]]
 
* [[Martha Hoole|Martha Anne Sanders]] to [[William Hoole]]
  
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* 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]].
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* Restaurateur [[John Holcomb Jr]] graduated from [[Phillips High School]].
 
* Librarian [[William Hoole]] completed his master's in English at Wofford College.
 
* Librarian [[William Hoole]] completed his master's in English at Wofford College.
 
* Sporting goods dealer [[Fred Sington]] completed his bachelor's degree at the [[University of Alabama]].
 
* Sporting goods dealer [[Fred Sington]] completed his bachelor's degree at the [[University of Alabama]].

Revision as of 13:24, 10 September 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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