Tuesday, January 31, 2012
JAN 31st THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On January 31
The next president is going to have to be prepared to immediately step in without hesitation and end our involvement in Iraq.
Joe Biden, 2007
Jan 31 Birthdays
Jan 31 In History
American astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blast off to the moon aboard Apollo 14. Shepard demonstrated his golf skills on the moon.
U.S. President Harry Truman announces that development has started on the hydrogen bomb, a weapon hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb.
"Green Hornet" radio show is first heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit
World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russians. Liquid bromide gas was first launched in a large scale war at the Battle of Bolimov.
Guy Fawkes, member of the Gunpowder Plot, executed in Britain.
This Day in Business
The worlds biggest Mcdonalds opens in Moscow - it also happens to be the first ever McDonald's to open up in Russia.
This Day in Entertainment
The first daytime soap opera, "These Are My Children," is broadcast by NBC.
This Day in Geography
The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
This Day in Sports
Doug Williams is first African-American quarterback to play in Super Bowl and wins MVP.
Independence Day (Nauru) - Celebrates Nauru gaining independence from Australia in 1968.
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