Tuesday 17 February 1931
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
It Pays to Advertise, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1931 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
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Yves Pouliquen: French opthalmologist whose work has been dedicated to the pathology of the cornea.
Jiřina Jirásková: Czech actress and singer (d. 2013).
- 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1931?
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Deems Taylor -- Feb. 16, 1931
- Science: Science vol. 73 issue 1885
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charlie Chaplin -- Feb. 9, 1931
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained ...
Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they ...
Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things.
A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today.
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