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What Happened on January 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.
2012 The Toyota Corolla is known as the best-selling car of all time. Selling over 37.5 million units.
2009 In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
2001 In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
2000 Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
1996 An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400.
1971 Apollo program: Apollo 14: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
1971 The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit.
1968 Vietnam War: Viet Cong guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
1968 Nauru gains independence from Australia.
1966 The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
1961 Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2: Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
1958 Cold War: Space Race: The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt.
1957 Eight people (5 total crew from 2 aircraft and 3 on the ground) in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1953 A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom.
1951 United Nations Security Council Resolution 90 relating to Korean War is adopted.
1950 Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
1949 These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.
1946 Cold War: Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1946 The Democratic Republic of Vietnam introduces the Ŀỿng to replace the French Indochinese piastre at par.
1945 US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
1945 World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
1945 World War II: The end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula.
1944 World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
1944 World War II: During the Anzio campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
1943 World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles.
1942 World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to Singapore.
1930 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
1929 The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
1919 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, during a campaign for shorter working hours.
1918 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
1917 World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
1915 World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.
1900 Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion.
1897 Czechoslav Trade Union Association is founded in Prague.
1891 History of Portugal: The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
1865 American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.
1865 American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
1862 Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
1848 John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
1846 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, the United States towns of Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify to create the City of Milwaukee.
1814 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina).
1747 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
1606 Gunpowder Plot: Four of the conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, are executed for treason by hanging, drawing and quartering, for plotting against Parliament and King James.
1578 The Battle of Gembloux is a victory for Spanish forces led by Don John of Austria over a rebel army of Dutch, Flemish, English, Scottish, German, French and Walloons.
1504 The Treaty of Lyon ends the Italian War, confirming French domination of northern Italy, while Spain receives the Kingdom of Naples.
1208 Battle of Lena takes place between King Sverker II of Sweden and his rival, Prince Eric, whose victory puts him on the throne as King Eric X of Sweden.
314 Pope Sylvester I is consecrated, as successor to the late Pope Miltiades.
Famous People Born on January 31

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Year Name
1543 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1616)
1929 Jean Simmons, English-American actress (d. 2010)
1967 Fat Mike, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1937 Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)
1902 Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1785 Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, Czech writer known for her famous cookery book (d. 1845)
1854 David Emmanuel, Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1949 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and journalist
1937 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
1984 Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player
Famous People Deaths On January 31

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Date Name
1870 Cilibi Moise, Moldavian-Romanian journalist and author (b. 1812)
1958 Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1898)
1632 Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
2015 Vic Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
2014 Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)
2015 Udo Lattek, German footballer, coach, and journalist (b. 1935)
2012 Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal (b. 1923)
632 Máedóc of Ferns, Irish bishop and saint (b. 550)
1974 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)
1933 John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)