1931

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1931 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1931
MCMXXXI
Ab urbe condita2684
Armenian calendar1380
ԹՎ ՌՅՁ
Assyrian calendar6681
Baháʼí calendar87–88
Balinese saka calendar1852–1853
Bengali calendar1338
Berber calendar2881
British Regnal year21 Geo. 5 – 22 Geo. 5
Buddhist calendar2475
Burmese calendar1293
Byzantine calendar7439–7440
Chinese calendar庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4627 or 4567
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
4628 or 4568
Coptic calendar1647–1648
Discordian calendar3097
Ethiopian calendar1923–1924
Hebrew calendar5691–5692
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1987–1988
 - Shaka Samvat1852–1853
 - Kali Yuga5031–5032
Holocene calendar11931
Igbo calendar931–932
Iranian calendar1309–1310
Islamic calendar1349–1350
Japanese calendarShōwa 6
(昭和6年)
Javanese calendar1861–1862
Juche calendar20
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4264
Minguo calendarROC 20
民國20年
Nanakshahi calendar463
Thai solar calendar2473–2474
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
2057 or 1676 or 904
    — to —
阴金羊年
(female Iron-Goat)
2058 or 1677 or 905

1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1931st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 931st year of the 2nd millennium, the 31st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1930s decade.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

February 10: New Delhi becomes India's capital
  • February 4 – Soviet leader Joseph Stalin gives a speech calling for rapid industrialization, arguing that only strong industrialized countries will win wars, while "weak" nations are "beaten". Stalin states: "We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or they will crush us." The first five-year plan in the Soviet Union is intensified, for the industrialization and collectivization of agriculture.
  • February 10 – Official inauguration ceremonies for New Delhi as the capital of India begin.[2]
  • February 16Pehr Evind Svinhufvud is elected president of Finland.
  • February 21Peruvian revolutionaries hijack a Ford Trimotor aeroplane, and demand that the pilot drop propaganda leaflets over Lima.

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June[edit]

  • June 5
    • German Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Brüning visits London, where he warns the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald that the collapse of the Austrian banking system, caused by the bankruptcy of the Creditanstalt, has left the entire German banking system on the verge of collapse.
    • Anti-Chinese rioting occurs in Pyongyang. Approximately 127 Chinese people are killed, 393 wounded, and a considerable number of properties are destroyed by Korean residents.[3]
  • June 14Saint-Philibert disaster: The overloaded pleasure craft Saint-Philibert, carrying trippers home to Nantes from the Île de Noirmoutier, sinks at the mouth of the River Loire in France; over 450 drown.
  • June 19
  • June 23July 1Wiley Post and Harold Gatty accomplish the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane, flying eastabout from Roosevelt Field, New York, in 8 days, 15 hours, 51 minutes.[4]

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September[edit]

September 18: The Mukden Incident: Incident Museum in Shenyang

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Births[edit]

Births
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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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