Monday, April 22, 2024 (Week 17)

January 31 in History

What happened on January 31 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 31 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 31 in history.

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1981
Lech Walesa announces an accord in Poland, giving Saturdays off to laborers.
1976
Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.
1968
In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1966
U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1950
Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh‘s Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1944
U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1943
The Battle of Stalingrad ends as small groups of German soldiers of the Sixth Army surrender to the victorious Red Army forces.
1935
The Soviet premier tells Japan to get out of Manchuria.
1917
Germany resumes unlimited sub warfare, warning that all neutral ships that are in the war zone will be attacked.
1916
President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
1915
Germans use poison gas on the Russians at Bolimov.
1915
German U-boats sink two British steamers in the English Channel.
1911
The German Reichstag exempts royal families from tax obligations.
1865
House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
1835
A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1788
The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1620
Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1606
Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.