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.
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.
Discover how USA looked like in 1931
Have a look at the old newspapers from 1931 and get them!
Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx
Country: United States
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell
Directed by: King Vidor
Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke
Which were the top hits of 1931 ?
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1931 in the USA ?
Click on the dates below to find out what the world looked like in each day of 1931