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What Happened on January 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2022 Sue Gray, a senior civil servant in the United Kingdom, publishes an initial version of her report on the Downing Street Partygate controversy.
2020 The United Kingdom's membership within the European Union ceases in accordance with Article 50, after 47 years of being a member state.
2019 Abdullah of Pahang is sworn in as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
2018 Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.
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.
2001 Two Japan Airlines planes nearly collide over Suruga Bay in Japan.
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.
1988 Doug Williams becomes the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl and leads the Washington Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XXII.
1978 The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) goes on public display after being returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
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: The chimpanzee Ham travels into outer space.
1958 Cold War: Space Race: The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt.
1957 Eight people (five total crew from two aircraft and three 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 the Korean War is adopted.
1950 President Truman orders the development of thermonuclear weapons.
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 đồng 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 two 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.
1928 Leon Trotsky is exiled to Alma-Ata.
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.
1918 Finnish Civil War: The Suinula massacre, which changes the nature of the war in a more hostile direction, takes place in Kangasala.[11]
1917 World War I: Kaiser Wilhelm II orders the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare.
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.
1901 Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters premieres at Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.
1900 Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion.
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 of all Confederate armies.
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 Eighty Years' War and Anglo-Spanish War: 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 The 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
1896 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)
1921 Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2019)
1965 Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach
1957 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
1973 Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress
1759 François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803)
1977 Kerry Washington, American actress
1963 Gwen Graham, American lawyer and politician
1968 Matt King, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1937 Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)
Famous People Deaths On January 31

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Date Name
1990 Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German zoologist and academic (b. 1901)
2013 Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923)
1615 Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543)
1736 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)
1973 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
2017 Rob Stewart, Canadian filmmaker (b. 1979)
1828 Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek general (b. 1792)
1030 William V, duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
2004 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913)
1966 Arthur Percival, English general (b. 1887)