bowtie4.gif (2065 bytes) 1931 - It happened then.
Last Updated:  01/03/13
Gambling was legalized in the State of Nevada.
The Empire State Building in New York City is completed.
Chevrolet Motor Car Company is 20 years old.
The first electric dry shaver was manufactured by Colonel Jacob Schick.
Construction of Hoover Dam in Las Vegas, Nevada begins.
President Hoover signs an act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the national anthem for the United States.
The George Washington Bridge linking New York and New Jersey opened.
President Hoover tries to manage the country as the economic depression worsens.
Indoor photographs are improving significantly since the invention of the flash bulb last year.
Ford sells one million Model A’s, down from 2 million last year. Chevrolet sales drop only 5 percent.
A combination of aspirin and baking soda was developed to combat colds.  It was called Alka Seltzer.
Al Capone, Chicago bootlegger & racketeer is sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion.
Hattie T. Caraway of Arkansas, becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate.

The Dick Tracy comic strip appeared in the Detroit Mirror newspaper on Oct 4th, 1931.

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