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On This Day: January 31st

This is 31st day of the year and 334 days remain in the year.

in history
1606
Guy Fawkes, a co-conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was executed.
1865
Robert E. Lee was appointed commander-in-chief of the Confederate forces.
1865
The House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.
1940
The first social security check was issued to Ida Fuller for $22.54.
1958
The first U.S. earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched.
1990
The first McDonald's opened in Russia.
January 31 BirthdaysFranz Schubert

1797–1828, Austrian Composer.


Carol Channingcomedienne, singer
Justin Timberlakepop musician
Norman Mailerwriter
Jackie Robinsonbaseball player
John O'Haranovelist and short-story writer,
Tallulah Bankheadactress
Thomas Mertonreligious writer and poet
Zane Greyauthor
Minnie Driveractress



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