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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.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 8:10 am

June 23rd 1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 6:52 am

June 24th 1931 - The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty of neutrality.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:29 am

June 27th 1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 8:24 am

August 28th 1931 - "You Rascal You" was recorded by Henry "Red" Allen with the Luis Russell Band.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 3:20 am

September 2nd 1931 - The radio show "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby" debuted on CBS.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 6:34 am

September 11th 1931 – Salvatore Maranzano is murdered by Lucky Luciano's hitmen.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 2:25 am

September 17th 1931 - The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today's dollars) and wasn't revived until 1948.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 12:36 am

September 21st 1931 - Japanese forces began occupying China's northeast territory of Manchuria.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 6:57 am

September 30th 1931 – Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 3:18 am

October 1st 1931 – Spain adopted women's suffrage.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 4:24 am

October 1st 1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 5:49 pm

October 21st 1931 – The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 6:52 am

November 12th 1931 - Maple Leaf Gardens opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was to be the new home of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:42 pm

December 3rd 1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 2:59 am

December 5th 1931 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow was destroyed by an order of Joseph Stalin.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 4:08 am

December 9th 1931 – The Constituent Cortes approves a constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 5:52 pm

January 1st 1932 – The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 7:29 pm

January 12th 1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 1:33 am

March 19th 1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 2:34 am

March 20th 1932 - The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, made the first flight to South America on regular schedule.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 6:26 am

May 2nd 1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on NBC Radio.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 11:32 am

May 4th 1932 – In Atlanta, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 2:42 am

May 12th 1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 3:49 am

May 15th 1932 – In an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is assassinated.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 7:37 pm

June 24th 1932 – A bloodless revolution instigated by the People's Party ends the absolute power of King Prajadhipok of Siam (now Thailand).

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 4:51 pm

August 10th 1932 – A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 2:02 am

August 22nd 1932 - The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) began its first TV broadcast in England.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 4:39 am

August 24th 1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19 hours.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 5:02 pm

September 5th 1932 – The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 6:55 am

September 11th 1932 - Joe McCarthy became the first manager to win pennants in both baseball leagues when his New York Yankees clinched the American League pennant.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:51 pm

September 17th 1932 - Sir Malcolm Campbell set a speed record when he reached 276.27 mph over a half mile.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/03/17 at 12:53 pm

October 3rd 1932: Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 6:00 am

October 11th 1932 - First political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, New York City.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 11:18 am

November 3rd 1932 – Panagis Tsaldaris becomes the 142nd Prime Minister of Greece.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 9:36 am

November 8th 1932 - "Make Mine Music" debuted on Broadway. The show ran for 342 performances.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 1:54 pm

November 14th 1932 – Al Shorta SC, one of Iraq's biggest football clubs, are founded as Montakhab Al Shorta.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 12:50 pm

May 6th 1933 – The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 3:00 pm

September 26th 1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/18 at 11:47 am

September 27th 1933 - "Waltz Time" debuted on NBC Radio. It stayed on the network until 1948.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 11:35 am

October 22nd 1933 - Bing Crosby recorded "Temptation" with Lennie Hayton's orchestra. He recorded it again in 1945 with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 9:05 am

November 7th 1933 - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 3:19 pm

November 7th 1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

Subject: Re: 85 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 4:17 pm

December 21st 1933 - US President Franklin Roosevelt issues an Executive Proclamation authorising the US Treasury to coin half of the 97.7 million ounces of silver bullion agreed to be purchased over the next four years.

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