March 1931 calendar

March 1931

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1931.
The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1931: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1931?


  • 01 Mar 1931 The USS Arizona is placed back in full commission after a refit.
  • 03 Mar 1931 Star Spangled Banner officially becomes US national anthem
  • 04 Mar 1931 West Indies beat Australia in cricket for the first time, by 30 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • 05 Mar 1931 The British Viceroy of India, Governor-General Edward Frederick Lindley Wood and Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) sign an agreement envisaging the release of political prisoners and allowing salt to be freely used by the poorest members of the population.
  • 10 Mar 1931 British Labour party removes fascist Sir Oswald Mosley.
  • 14 Mar 1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection
  • 15 Mar 1931 SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 16 Mar 1931 Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Netherlands).
  • 17 Mar 1931 Nevada legalizes gambling.
  • 18 Mar 1931 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain.
  • 19 Mar 1931 Nevada legalizes casino gaming and most other forms of gambling. Nevada Governor Fred Balzar signs into law Assembly Bill 98, allowing faro, monte, roulette, keno, fan-tan, twenty-one, blackjack, seven-and-a-half, big injun, klondike, craps, stud poker, draw poker, or any card, dice, machine, at licensed establishments. Licensing fees for social games is set at US$25 per table per month, $50 for each mercantile game, $10 for each slot machine. Legal gambling age set at 21.
  • 20 Mar 1931 Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin.
  • 21 Mar 1931 KRO-broadcast studio initiated in Hilversum Holland
  • 25 Mar 1931 Hal Kemp and his orchestra record Whistles, with Skinnay Ennis
  • 26 Mar 1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capitol of British-Indies.
  • 27 Mar 1931 John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on.
  • 31 Mar 1931 TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas killing 8 including Knute Rockne, head football coach at the University of Notre Dame
  • 07 Mar 1931 The Parliament House of Finland is officially inaugurated in Helsinki, Finland.


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