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* The Seattle Indians traded infielder [[Stuffy Stewart]] to the Knoxville Smokies.
 
* The Seattle Indians traded infielder [[Stuffy Stewart]] to the Knoxville Smokies.
 
* Langston University joined the [[Southwestern Athletic Conference]].
 
* Langston University joined the [[Southwestern Athletic Conference]].
* Pitcher [[Bob Adams]] was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent.
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* Pitcher [[Bob Adams (pitcher)|Bob Adams]] was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent.
  
 
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* [[May 6]]: [[Willie Mays]], Hall of Fame outfielder
 
* [[May 6]]: [[Willie Mays]], Hall of Fame outfielder
 
* [[May 10]]: [[Robert Vance]], federal judge
 
* [[May 10]]: [[Robert Vance]], federal judge
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* [[May 24]]: [[Leon Edwards]], auto dealer
 
* [[May 25]]: [[Bill Holdefer]], surgeon
 
* [[May 25]]: [[Bill Holdefer]], surgeon
 
* [[May 29]]: [[John Baumgartner]], baseball player
 
* [[May 29]]: [[John Baumgartner]], baseball player
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* [[August 18]]: [[John Woods]], [[AmSouth Bank]] CEO
 
* [[September 8]]: [[Cecil Coghlan]], cardiologist  
 
* [[September 8]]: [[Cecil Coghlan]], cardiologist  
 
* [[November 6]]: [[Gil Hill]], actor and Detroit City Council president
 
* [[November 6]]: [[Gil Hill]], actor and Detroit City Council president
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* [[November 21]]: [[Clyde Foster]], NASA mathematician and official
 
* [[November 21]]: [[Clyde Foster]], NASA mathematician and official
 
* [[December 1]]: [[John Schnorrenberg]], chair of [[UAB Department of Art & Art History]]
 
* [[December 1]]: [[John Schnorrenberg]], chair of [[UAB Department of Art & Art History]]
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* [[December 13]]: [[Arthur Deutsch]], former [[Birmingham Police Department|Birmingham police]] chief
 
* [[Bobby Allgood]]
 
* [[Bobby Allgood]]
 
* [[Joel Bearden]], dairy farmer and [[Shelby County Commission]]er
 
* [[Joel Bearden]], dairy farmer and [[Shelby County Commission]]er
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* [[August 4]]: [[Jennie Wood]] and [[Augusta Williams]] [[Wood/Williams murders|died after being shot during an outing]] on [[Leeds Highway]].
 
* [[August 4]]: [[Jennie Wood]] and [[Augusta Williams]] [[Wood/Williams murders|died after being shot during an outing]] on [[Leeds Highway]].
 
* [[September 10]]: [[George Macon]], former [[Howard College]] professor
 
* [[September 10]]: [[George Macon]], former [[Howard College]] professor
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* [[October 14]]: [[Thomas Molton]], real estate developer
 
* [[November 27]]: [[Sumter Bethea]], real estate broker
 
* [[November 27]]: [[Sumter Bethea]], real estate broker
 
* [[December 14]]: [[William Jelks]], former [[Governor of Alabama]]
 
* [[December 14]]: [[William Jelks]], former [[Governor of Alabama]]

Latest revision as of 13:21, 6 December 2021

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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