Sunday 13 December 1931
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Tonight or Never, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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- Gustave le Bon: French psychologist (Born 1840).
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