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This Day in History for January 31

This Day In History1851 – American Gail Borden announces the invention of condensed milk.

1865 – General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War.

1900 – The final report of the USA’s Philippine Commission is released, favoring territorial government for the island with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.

1905 – 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph, A. G. MacDonald, Daytona Beach.

1917 – Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship.

1927 – NL President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can’t hold stock in the Cardinals & play for the Giants.

1928 – Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company.

1932 – US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction.

1934 – FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title.

1948 – Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway.

1949 – 1st daytime soap on TV “These Are My Children” (NBC in Chicago)

1950 – US President Harry Truman publicly announces support to the development of a hydrogen bomb.

1961 – Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium.

1971 – Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands.

1984 – Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network.

1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.

2000 – Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

2009 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins 10th Grand Slam singles title; outclasses Dinara Safina of Russia 6-0, 6-3.

2017 – US President Donald Trump fires Anthony General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump’s travel ban.

2018 – The Trump administration formally suspends the Clean Water Act.

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