Tuesday 3 February 1931
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gilbert Desmet and John Hill.
By Rocket to the Moon, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while Years of Grace by Margaret Ayers Barnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 February 1931 ?
- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- Gilbert Desmet: Belgian cyclist.
- John Hill: American plastic surgeon indicted on a charge of murdering his wife, the Texan socialite and equestrian Joan Robinson Hill.
- Hans Schardt: Swiss geologist, dies at 72.
- Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls the state the "apex of moronia".
- The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
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