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  USN Aircraft--USS Akron (ZRS-4), airship 1931-1933
Commissioned in late October 1931, she spent virtually all of her short career on technical and operational development tasks, exploring the potential of the rigid airship as an Naval weapons system.
During the remainder of 1931 and the early part of 1932, Akron made flights around the eastern United States and over the western Atlantic, including one trial of her capabilities as a scouting unit of the fleet.
Damaged in a ground-handling accident at Lakehurst in late February 1932, she was again ready for flight two months later and began tests of her ability to operate an embarked unit of airplanes.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/ac-usn22/z-types/zrs4.htm   (812 words)

  
  Radio History: 1931
NBC, which in November of 1931 celebrated its fifth anniversary, was profitable, as was CBS; and if you lived in New England, John Shepard III was expanding his Yankee Network.
Among the female vocalists you might have heard in 1931 were soprano Jessica Dragonette and "The First Lady of Radio", contralto Vaughn DeLeath (whose career included singing for Lee DeForest's experimental station circa 1920, and being one of the few women program directors in New York in the early 20s with WDT).
1931 was the year when controversial and bigoted radio priest Father Charles Coughlin had a parting of the ways with CBS, which tried to place restrictions on his network programs.
www.old-time.com /halper/halper31.html   (923 words)

  
  Statute of Westminster 1931 Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ EveryAvenue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Statute of Westminster 1931 was the enactment of the United Kingdom Parliament (December 11, 1931) which established a status of legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the British Empire and the United Kingdom.
The Statute is sometimes referred to, especially in the former dominions, as the Treaty of Westminster, although it was not in the form of a treaty.
Since 1931 over a dozen new "Commonwealth Realms" have been created, all of which now hold the same powers as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand over matters of change to the monarchy (Ireland and South Africa are now republics, and Newfoundland is part of Canada).
www.everyavenue.com /encyclopedia/Statute_of_Westminster_1931   (1336 words)

  
 Greatest Films of 1931
A simple love story, a touching melodrama of the hardships of a young, lower-income New York couple who must marry when the wife Dorothy (Sally Eilers) unexpectedly gets pregnant.
In the climactic boxing bout, the Champ wins the match, but dies with his son by his side in the locker room.
The film is memorably known for the infamous scene of his nagging mistress Kitty (Mae Clarke) having a grapefruit smashed in her face.
www.filmsite.org /1931.html   (0 words)

  
 Trend-spotting: Physics in 1931 and today - Physics Today June 2006
Physicists in 1931 recognized that the nucleus was a storehouse of enormous energies, but few expected to unlock it soon, if ever.
It was also in 1931 that theorist Yakov Frenkel proposed excitons, a new sort of "particle" that could exist only as a result of interactions of other particles in an array.
In 1931, for example, a large majority of geologists believed that the theory of continental drift was ruled out by physical limitations on the motions of rock.
www.physicstoday.org /vol-59/iss-6/p32.html   (4399 words)

  
 Mandate for Palestine - Report of the Mandatory to the LoN (31 December 1931)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The revenue in 1931 amounted to £P2,333,895 and the expenditure to £P2,374,866, leaving a surplus balance of £P585,139 at the 31st December.
The census taken in 1931 shows that the Jewish population of Palestine has increased from 65,570 to 175,006 or by nearly 170 per cent., an unexampled advance in the course of eleven years in a country of new settlement which in itself indicates striking progress in the establishment of the Jewish National Home.
The amount of work done during 1931 in terms of men-days, was 10,067, of which 2,935, or approximately 32 per cent., were allotted to Jews.
domino.un.org /UNISPAL.nsf/a47250072a3dd7950525672400783bde/c2567d9c6f6ce5d8052565d9006efc72!OpenDocument   (10335 words)

  
 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram
Since it is impossible for a color monitor with RGB phosphors to display the full spectrum of colors of a true CIE diagram, the part that has negative x, y, or z values are displayed by adding white to them.
These diagrams are based on 1931 2-degree CIE xyz color matching functions that remain international standards in both colorimetry and photometry.
There are other color coordinate systems most of which are not any kind of transform of 1931 CIE system, so it is impossible to display diagrams of those system correctly on different monitors that are calibrated with 1931 CIE system.
www.biyee.net /v/cie_diagrams/index.htm   (370 words)

  
 efg's Chromaticity Diagrams Lab Report
In addition, the charts can be displayed using either the 1931 2-degree standard observer, or the 1964 10-degree standard observer, and attempts to explain the difference between standard observers.
The CIE 1931 "Standard Observer" is for a 2-degree field of observation based on tables of Guild and Wright.
The experiments leading to the 1931 standard observer were performed using only the fovea, which covers about a 2-degree angle of vision.
www.efg2.com /Lab/Graphics/Colors/Chromaticity.htm   (2161 words)

  
 ClassicGaming.com - Game of the Week: Empire City: 1931   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Empire City: 1931 is the quintessential convenience store game, one that made the rounds at some of the local gas stations in my neighborhood.
It was the kind of game where the title screen would be burned permanently onto the face of the monitor, leaving a darkened area when the screen wasn't in use (not to knock the game's manufacturer, Seibu Kaihatsu, or their maintenance practices).
Empire City: 1931 is a great game that can give you a good ten to fifteen minutes of play per quarter, at least after an initial investment of a few quarters.
www.classicgaming.com /rotw/empcity   (632 words)

  
 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Those Philadelphia Athletics were at it again in 1931.
While Grimes' specialty, the spitball, had been outlawed in 1920, those using the wet pitch on the major-league level at the time of the rules change were given permission to throw it for the rest of their careers.
And he still was "loading up." And he still was winning, as the A's discovered in Game 3 of the 1931 Series.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1931.html   (929 words)

  
 Notes on West Chester Borough Council Meeting Minutes, 1931
This meeting was devoted to a discussion of cost overruns on the sewer plant expansion that resulted from the high cost of rock blasting ($8 per cubic yard).
Thomas R. Haviland, Esq., the lawyer for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Villa convent, asked the Borough to reconstruct a storm sewer outlet at the corner of Biddle Street and the railroad because it floods land that has recently been converted for use as a playground.
MacElree opposed the purchase as "unwise at this time to make a large expenditure of the Borough funds because of present business conditions" and he though that the present pump could be made to serve for a few more years.
courses.wcupa.edu /jones/his480/notes/boro1931.htm   (4168 words)

  
 Historical Flags 1931-1939 (Spain)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The flag of the Second Spanish Republic was a tricolour red-yellow-purple in horizontal stripes of the same dimension, unlike the traditional red-yellow-red Spanish flag.
A Circular Order of 6th May 1931, issued after the adoption of the Republican red-yellow-purple triband, published in the Colección Legislativa del Ejército (Army Legislative Collection) no. 230/1931, fixed the dimensions of the flags to be flown on coastal fortresses and other military and official buildings as 1.35 m × 2.25 m which implies 3:5.
The civil ensign was established in the Decree of 27th April 1931 as "the same as those previously described [war flag and ensign] but without the coat-of-arms".
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/es1931.html   (920 words)

  
 1931 New York Yankees Roster by Baseball Almanac
It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season.
The 1931 New York Yankees played 153 games during the regular season, won 94 games, lost 59 games, and finished in second position.
They played their home games at Yankee Stadium (Park Factors: 94/91) where 912,437 fans witnessed their 1931 Yankees finish the season with a.614 winning percentage.
www.baseball-almanac.com /teamstats/roster.php?y=1931&t=NYA   (378 words)

  
 1931 Gold Sovereigns
We keep 1931 sovereigns in stock for immediate delivery.
1931 sovereigns have the new smaller head portrait of King George V, which was used from 1929 to 1932 inclusive, making these quite desirable from a type collectors point of view.
Only the Melbourne and Perth Mints in Australia and the Pretoria Mint in South Africa issued sovereigns in 1931, The mintmark is visible on the ground above the centre of the date.
www.goldsovereigns.co.uk /1931sovereign.html   (185 words)

  
 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1931 American League
On April 26, 1931, Lou Gehrig lost a home run from his career total when the ball bounced back onto the field, was fielded by Sam Rice of the Senators, and thrown back towards the infielders.
Lyn Lary, who was on first base, thought the ball was caught so after rounding third he headed into the dugout.
That Major League record belongs to Wes Ferrell of the Cleveland Indians who slammed nine during the 1931 season.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1931a.shtml   (810 words)

  
 1931 Athletic Index
The year 1931 in the life of Frank Wykoff was filled with diversity as he tutored actor, Joe.
Frank's exhilaration of the year was in both vanquishing Percy Williams at a Pre-Olympic track and field meet, and in placing first at a A.A.U. National Championship race against Eddie Tolan, Emmett Toppino, and Ralph Metcalfe.
1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936
frankwykoff.com /1931.htm   (214 words)

  
 Rare Books Cookery: Irma von Starkloff Rombauer (1931)
Millions of copies have sold since it first appeared in 1931 and it has never been out of print.
When it is partially frozen, add the stiffly beaten egg white and freeze it until it is firm.
All illustrative images, unless otherwise stated, are the property of Morse Dept. of Special Collections and may not be used without written permission from the Rare Books Librarian.
www.lib.ksu.edu /depts/spec/rarebooks/cookery/rombauer1931.html   (845 words)

  
 Times New Roman™ font family : MyFonts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The now ubiquitous typeface Times New Roman was developed in 1931 for The Times of London under the leadership of Monotype’s typographic consultant, Stanley Morison.
After unsatisfactory trials with Perpetua, Baskerville and Plantin (although that typeface showed much promise), from January 1931 Morison directed Monotype draftsman Victor Lardent to develop a new and sharper design based on his sketches.
The first version of the typeface was ready in three sizes by June 1931, a remarkably short time, although the newspaper did not use “the Times’ New Roman” until 3 October 1932.
www.myfonts.com /fonts/linotype/times-new-roman   (319 words)

  
 1931 Series Server Cabinet
The 41U 1931 Series Rack rates excellent in every server cabinet category including quality, aesthetics and value.
Its frame is made from extruded 6063 Aluminum for maximum strength and durability.
The 1931 Series rack is also EIA compliant and has a 10 year limited warranty on parts.
www.datacenterresources.com /Racks/1931Series.asp   (137 words)

  
 Dracula (1931)
His first mistake was the turning down the role of the monster in "Frankenstein" (1931).
He did enjoy moderate success in the first half of the 30s playing various mad scientists and criminal masterminds.
Oddly enough, though he was forever identified with the Dracula character, he only played him on screen twice, in 1931 and 1948 as noted.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0021814   (0 words)

  
 Frankenstein (1931)
The classic and definitive monster/horror film of all time, director James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) is the screen version of Mary Shelley's Gothic 1818 nightmarish novel of the same name (Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus).
The film, with Victorian undertones, was produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.
for Universal Pictures, the same year that Dracula (1931), another classic horror film, was produced within the same studio - both films helped to save the beleaguered studio.
www.filmsite.org /fran.html   (0 words)

  
 IMDb: Academy Awards, USA: 1931   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The awards are given for films released between 1 August 1930 and 31 July 1931.
Criminal Code, The (1931) - Seton I. Miller; Fred Niblo Jr.
Skippy (1931) - Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Sam Mintz
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Academy_Awards_USA/1931   (199 words)

  
 The Collected Writings of Leon Trotsky - 1931
1931: The Mistakes of Rightist Elements of the Communist League on the Trade Union Question
1931: The Spanish Revolution and the Dangers Threatening It
1931: On The Slogan of Soviets: From a Letter to Andres Nin
www.marxists.org /archive/trotsky/works/1931.htm   (106 words)

  
 The 1931 Gondoliers [abridged]
This recording was the last of three abridged sets issued in 1931.
All three were made rather quickly, and it seems they were motivated by competition from the rival Columbia label, whose abridged sets on 10" discs appealed to budget-minded buyers who did not have the equipment for playing the 12" discs that HMV used on the complete sets.
Where the published take was achieved without a make-up session being required, the unpublished takes for the same selection are not shown.
www.concentric.net /~oakapple/gasdisc/gond1931.htm   (293 words)

  
 DVD Review - Dracula (1931)
To discuss this DVD fully requires breaking it down into its three basic parts: the restored 1931 version with English dialogue and the original score, the same film with its new Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet soundtrack, and the 1931 Spanish version of the film (all of which are provided on this DVD).
All the standard interviews with historians and living relatives that we've come to expect from the Classic Monster Collection are featured here, along with examples of the silent 1931 Browning version, and a bit of "lost" footage originally tacked onto the end of the film.
Also included on the disc is a poster/photo montage set to music, some production notes, cast and crew information and a re-release trailer (that looks so bad, it gives new meaning to the expression "getting jiggy with it").
www.thedigitalbits.com /reviews/dracula.html   (1101 words)

  
 Welcome to the history of the Tour de France
Sprinters Charles Pélissier of France and Italy's Raphaële Di Paco spent the first week of the 1931 Tour wrestling for control of the yellow jersey.
Antonin Magne, who'd broken away with Belgium's Rebry and Demuysère, resists their attacks along the paved route from Charleville to Malo-les-Bains.
Both riders came away from the 1931 Tour de France with five stage wins, an even draw.
www.letour.fr /HISTO/TDF/1931/us/annee.html?RaceYear=1903&x=39&y=12   (263 words)

  
 1931 Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar).
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"1931" results in these other popular encyclopedia sites:
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/1931   (1643 words)

  
 Chevrolet 1931 Directory
If you know of a nice web page that is dedicated to the 1931 Chevy
1931 Chevrolet Tourer- photo only from the Capricornia Anniversary rally 1999
1931 Chevy Classified adverts - parts, cars wanted and for sale - listed by individual owners
www.sumpy.com /chevrolet/1931.html   (54 words)

  
 Backgammon 1931 Rules
Among places where backgammon was most popular was New York's Racquet and Tennis Club.
In 1931, Wheaton Vaughan, chairman of the club's Card and Backgammon Committee and coauthor of the book Winning Backgammon, decided to undertake the task of preparing laws for the game.
Includes annotations describing the differences between the 1931 and 1970s rules.
www.bkgm.com /variants/Backgammon-1931.html   (1068 words)

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