Historical Events In January - 31
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1986 Ohio records a 5.0 earthquake seventeen people treated for minor injuries and some damage (VI) sustained in the Painesville-Mentor area on this day in history.
1987 On January - 31 44th Golden Globes Platoon, Marlee Matlin win
1987 Cut-price airline People Express flies its last flights before becoming part of Continental Airlines on January - 31.
1987 On January - 31 united Steelworkers union ratified a concessionary contract with USX Corp
1988 On this day in history barge sinks near Anacortes WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
1989 Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80 on January - 31.
1990 On January - 31 george Cohon, head of Canadian franchise subsidiary opens first McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Pushkin Square, the world's biggest McDonald's Moscow Russia
1990 McDonald's opens its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow on January - 31.
1990 On January - 31 the first ever all-sports daily "The National" begins publishing
1991 On this day in history an earthquake measuring 6.6 occurs in the Hindu Kush Region . Estimated 200-400 people killed, many injured and many homes destroyed or damaged in Konar, Nangarhar and Badakhshan Provinces, Afghanistan.
1991 Battle for Khafji in Saudi Arabia (ends after 3 days) on January - 31.
1991 Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude on January - 31.
1992 On January - 31 mTA raised tolls on most New York City NY bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
1992 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires on January - 31.
1992 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies at 82 on January - 31.
1994 Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36 on January - 31.
1994 On January - 31 german based BMW buys Rover cars from British Aerospace for 800 million
1994 On this day in history pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
1995 On January - 31 george Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105
1996 On this day in history gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
1997 A state of emergency has been lifted in Durham, Ontario where flooding earlier this month forced the evacuation of 120 homes and businesses. The waters of the Saugeen River have finally stabilized. Damage is estimated at 1.1 million dollars, and 15 families are still unable to return home on January - 31.
1997 On January - 31 the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier with a flight deck the size of three football fields, is paying a courtesy visit to Victoria British Columbia today.
1997 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84 on January - 31.
1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands on January - 31.
1999 On this day in history the Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.
2001 The Montreal Canadians Hockey team is sold by Molsons to an American on this day in history.
2006 On this day in history samuel Alito is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
2007 On this day in history delta Air Lines creditors officially reject US Airways' hostile takeover bid.
2007 The Mooninite scare occurs in Boston when devices used in a guerrilla marketing campaign for the animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force are mistaken for improvised explosive devices on this day in history.
2007 The Venezuelan National Assembly gives President Hugo Chávez the power to rule by decree for 18 months on this day in history.
2009 On January - 31 in Kenya, at lea 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 lea 25 people.
2013 On January - 31 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
2017 On this day in history romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest
2017 On January - 31 uS President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban
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