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This Day in History – January 31

This Day In History
1831 – General Robert E. Lee named Commander-In-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War.
1874 – Jesse James gang robs train a Gads Hill, Missouri.
1905 – 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A.G. McDonald, Daytona Beach.
1917 – Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship.
1928 – Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company.
1934 – FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce.
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 for the development of a hydrogen bomb.
1955 – RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer.
1958 – US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1.
1963 – Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record “What’d I Say” & “Ruby Baby”
1968 – Viet Cong Tet offensive begins.
1975 – Barry Manilow’s single “Mandy” goes gold.
1981 – “The Tide is High” by Blondie hits #1.
1981 – 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Robert De Niro, & Mary Tyler Moore win.
1988 – Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego.  Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB.
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
2006 – Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
2015 – Pro-Football Hall of Fame inductees: Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Tim Brown and Mick Tingelhoff.
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