1931

If you have been careful to notice, athletes, sportsmen, and women take a step back before taking a shot. This goes to show that we have to gather ourselves up to enhance our ability to tackle the challenges ahead of us.

1931

One of the most devastating events of the 20th century came in 1931 where 3.7 million people lost their lives directly and indirectly following floods after the Yangtze River in China burst its banks. In January of 1931, Southern China received a far-above-average rainfall that led to the flooding of adjacent fields up to 500 square miles by August 18. The floods caused the displacement of over half a million people from their homes as August was beginning and rainfall was still falling.

Across the globe, gold and silver mining prospects were attracting the first settlers to Nevada. Mines started declining and the legislature of the state in a bid to stop the mass migration, legalized gambling on March 19, and divorce much later. The legalization of gambling put Nevada on the road to becoming home to one of the gambling and entertainment capitals of the world, Las Vegas. Gambling taxes account for a huge chunk of all revenues for the state.

1931 is the year that New York received the stunning sight of Empire State building added to its skyline becoming of the gem of the Big Apple. It took a little bit over a year for John Jakob Raskob and a group of New York investors and a budget of not more than $40 million to finish the 102-storey tower.On May 1st, President of the USA Herbert Hoover dedicated the Empire State building by turning on the buildings lights. The Empire State building lost the stature of world’s tallest building in 1972 to the World Trade Center.

History when carefully examined we learn how to avert disasters and accomplish great architecture plans. Experience prepares an individual for the future.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Tonight or Never

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Country: United States of America

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Monkey Business

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

Country: United States of America

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Five Star Final

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

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Street Scene

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits of 1931 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Mills Brothers - Nobody's Sweetheart

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1931 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Robert
  2. James
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Richard
  6. Charles
  7. Donald
  8. George
  9. Joseph
  10. Thomas
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Betty
  3. Dorothy
  4. Barbara
  5. Joan
  6. Helen
  7. Margaret
  8. Patricia
  9. Shirley
  10. Doris

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