1931 in

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Timeline for 1931
20th century | 1930s

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1931 was the year that the Master operated as a gangster in Chicago. His plan was unwittingly defeated by the Fourth Doctor. (PROSE: The Duke of Dominoes) Monarch's ship began to receive radio signals from Earth in this year. (TV: Four to Doomsday)

It was one of the years visited by the First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom at Christmas as they unknowingly followed Robert's distress signal. (PROSE: The Little Drummer Boy)

Thomas Campbell Brockless, the father of Tommy Brockless, died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-seven in June. (TV: To the Last Man)

Also in June, Spinning Jenny, the loa of industry was born. (PROSE: Spinning Jenny)

The Eleventh Doctor, Alice Obiefune and John Jones visited the Dockery Plantation in the Mississippi Delta to attend a performance of Robert Johnson. There the Doctor interacted with the Talent Scout for the first time. (COMIC: What He Wants...)

Japan invaded the region of Manchuria in China, on the pretense that the Chinese attacked first. The occupation was complete by the following year, and sparked tensions between the two nations that eventually led to war in 1937. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)

On 26 December, Tom Wake's mother died. (PROSE: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years)