by Daren & Vinny

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 1931 was a significant year all around the world. One important event that took place in America was gambling was legalized in Nevada. Unfortunately the Great Depression was still active in this year. On December 11 the New York Bank of the US collapses. This caused a bank panic to spread across the nation. The US wheat crops break all records, which causes prices the price of wheat to go down. Many Kansas counties suspended taxes to help farmers survive. But elsewhere farmers are forced off the land as banks foreclosing on their mortgages. U.S. unemployment was over 8 million. Financial panic and economic depression took over most of the world. This was also the year that the  electric shaver and Alka Seltzer came out. In this year a man named Graf Zeppelin flew around the world. 

4th Annual Academy Awards
Best Picture: Cimarron
Best Actress: Marie Dressler in Min and Bill
Best Actor: Lionel Barrymore in A Free Soul

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