On This Day: January 31st

This is 31st day of the year and 335 days remain in the year.

in history
Guy Fawkes, a co-conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was executed.
Robert E. Lee was appointed commander-in-chief of the Confederate forces.
The House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States.
The first social security check was issued to Ida Fuller for $22.54.
The first U.S. earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched.
The first McDonald's opened in Russia.
January 31 Birthdays
Franz Schubert1797–1828, 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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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.