31 January

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The January 31 (in Austria and South Tyrol : January 31 ) is the 31st day of the Gregorian calendar , so stay 334 days (335 days in leap years) by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

1542: Iguacú Falls
1606: Conspirators of the Gunpowder plot. Third from right: Guy Fawkes
1915: Karl Helfferich
Kwajalein invasion 1944
1968: Nauru

economy

1858: The Great Eastern was launched

science and technology

1958: Explorer 1
1961: Ham before the flight
1971: The crew of the Apollo 14

Culture

1863: Cinq semaines en ballon
1882: August Klughardt

Disasters

1953: Flooded areas in Zeeland
  • 1953 : The Holland storm flood on the night of February 1st flooded large parts of the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark and England. According to official figures, 1,853 people die in the Netherlands alone.
  • 1994 : The Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona , which opened in 1847 and is the second largest opera house in the world after the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, is destroyed by fire.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

2002: Larsen B breaks up

Sports

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .

Born

Before the 18th century

18th century

Friedrich Ludwig of Hanover (* 1707)
Franz Schubert (* 1797)

19th century

1801-1850

Henri Rochefort (* 1830)

1851-1900

Hermann von François (* 1856)
Melitta Bentz (* 1873)
Theodor Heuss (* 1884)

20th century

1901-1925

Alva Myrdal (* 1902)
Jackie Robinson (born 1919)

1926-1950

Rudolf Mößbauer (* 1929)
Beatrix of the Netherlands (* 1938)
Wolfgang Stumph (* 1946)
Jan Hofer (* 1950)

1951-1975

JJ Lehto (born 1966)

1976-2000

Felix Sturm (* 1979)
Justin Timberlake (* 1981)
Raúl Richter (* 1987)

2001-2025

Died

Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

Henry I of Portugal († 1580)

19th century

James Payne († 1882)

20th century

1901-1950

Carl von Voit († 1908)
John Galsworthy († 1933)

1951-2000

John Raleigh Mott († 1955)
Meher Baba († 1969)
Emanuel Sperner († 1980)
Erwin Strittmatter († 1994)

21st century

Werenfried van Straaten († 2003)
Veronika Bayer († 2008)
Richard von Weizsäcker († 2015)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .


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