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  Timeline: 1931  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Date Race Winner Distance
March 22, 1931 Milan-San Remo Alfredo Binda (Ita) 286 km
March 22, 1931 Tour of Flanders Romain Gyssels (Bel) 227 km
April 5, 1931 Paris-Roubaix Gaston Rebry (Bel) 255 km
May 10-31, 1931 Giro d'Italia Francesco Camusso (Ita) 12 Stages 3,012 km
June 9, 1931 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Alfons Schepers (Bel) 213 km
Jun 30 - Jul 26, 1931 Tour de France Antonin Magne (Fra) 24 Stages 5,095 km
August 26, 1931 World Championships Learco Guerra (Ita) Kobenhaven, Denmark 172km
October 25, 1931 Giro di Lombardia Alfredo Binda (Ita) Milan-Milan 234 km
  • USA - The patriotic song, based on the Francis Scott Key poem, the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the National anthem.
  • Spain - Dictatorial rule (1923-1931) came to an end with the establishment of 2nd Spanish Republic.
  • San Francisco, USA - California gets government approval for the construction of the Bay Bridge, which will connect San Francisco and Oakland.
  • Ethiopia - Haile Selassie became the Emperor of Ethiopia (then Abyssinia).

Notable Deaths -
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931
, the "Wizard of Menlo Park" died October 18. He was one of the greatest American inventors of all times, winning over 1,000 patents. His best-known inventions were: the record player, incandescent light bulb and motion picture camera.



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