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Subject: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/31/15 at 8:00 am

December 31, 1930: The Papal encyclical Casti connubii issued by Pope Pius XI stresses the sanctity of marriage, prohibits Roman Catholics from using any form of artificial birth control, and reaffirms the Catholic prohibition on abortion.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 8:46 am

January 21st 1931 – Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/16 at 4:38 am

February 3rd 1931 – The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 3:42 am

February 13th 1931 – The British Raj completes its transfer from Calcutta to New Delhi.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 1:11 am

February 28th 1931 - The Canadian Rugby Union adopted the forward pass.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 7:59 am

March 3rd 1931 – The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:59 am

March 14th 1931 – Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 7:17 am

March 15th 1931 – SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 7:18 am

March 23rd 1931 – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for the killing of a deputy superintendent of police during the Indian struggle for independence.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 2:14 am

March 25th 1931 – The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 8:14 am

March 25th 1931 - Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Whistles" with Skinnay Ennis.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:53 am

March 31st 1931 – An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 12:07 pm

March 31st 1931 – TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 7:47 am

April 20th 1931 - Louis Armstrong recorded "When It’s Sleepy Time Down South".

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 12:51 am

May 29th 1931 – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 7:20 am

June 9th 1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.

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