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The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States national anthem

Paper towels were first made by Arthur Scott from a cartload of rejected toilet paper. He perforated them into small towel-size sheets and sold them as the first disposable paper towels

In 1931:

1931 Empire State Building

it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA and has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Inventions in 1931

31st President: Herbert Hoover
March 4th 1929 - March 4th 1933
Republican

1931 Studebaker President four seasons roadster

Photo: sfoskett

The average house cost $6,928
Equivalent today: $99,532

The average car cost $530
Equivalent today: $7,614

The average wage was $1,115
Equivalent today: $16,019