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Original Newspaper Gift from 1931

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1931

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1931:

Date Event
10th February 1931New Delhi becomes the capital of India.
14th February 1931The original film version of “Dracula” is released, with Bela Lugosi reprising his Broadway role of Count Dracula.
27th March 1931British novelist Arnold Bennett drinks local water in Paris to prove that it is safe to drink. He is poisoned and soon dies.
1st May 1931Construction of the Empire State Building is completed in New York City.
5th June 1931German Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Brüning visits London, where he warns Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald that the collapse of the Austrian banking system, caused by the bankruptcy of the ‘Creditanstalt‘, has also left the entire German banking system on the verge of collapse.
12th June 1931Charlie Parker equals J.T. Hearne's record of taking one-hundred wickets in a season by 12th June.
1st July 1931Milan Central Station officially opens in Italy, becoming one of the main railway stations in Europe.
July-November 1931The Huang He floods in China kill between 850,000 and 4,000,000 people.
24th August 1931The Labour Government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns in Britain due to feeling overwhelmed by the “Great Depression“ crisis. It is replaced by a National Government of people that MacDonald draws from all parties, but mainly from the Conservatives. MacDonald continues as Prime Minister of the new National Government, but he is thrown out of the Labour Party, as MPs accuse him of betrayal.
31st August 1931The Yangtze River floods in China, leaving twenty-three million people homeless.
10th September 1931The worst hurricane in Belize history kills an estimated 1,500 people.
15th September 1931The Invergordon Mutiny: Strikes are called by approximately one thousand British sailors in the Royal Navy, due to decreased salaries.
17th October 1931American gangster Al Capone is sentenced to eleven years in prison for tax evasion in Chicago, Illinois.
11th December 1931The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster, which establishes a status of legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
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A Newspaper From 1931

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).