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* [[April 29]]:  [[Jefferson County Sheriff's Office|Jefferson County]] prison guard [[William Lee Taylor]] was ambushed and [[List of homicides in 1931|murdered]] on [[Narrows Road]] between [[Pinson]] and [[Morris]].
 
* [[April 29]]:  [[Jefferson County Sheriff's Office|Jefferson County]] prison guard [[William Lee Taylor]] was ambushed and [[List of homicides in 1931|murdered]] on [[Narrows Road]] between [[Pinson]] and [[Morris]].
 
* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and [[Steadham Acker]]'s [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]].
 
* [[May 31]]: The $1 million [[Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport|Birmingham Airport]] opened with day-long ceremonies and [[Steadham Acker]]'s [[Birmingham National Air Carnival]].
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* A replica bronze statue of the "[[Capitoline Wolf]]" was presented to the city by Benito Mussolini's Envoy to the United States.
 
* [[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.

Revision as of 14:37, 13 March 2017

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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