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Today In History - January 31st
YearHistoric Event
1849Corn Laws abolished in Britain
1851SF Orphan's Asylum 1st in Calif founded
1862Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1871Birds fly over SF in such large numbers they actually darken sky
1911Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site
1945Eddie Slovik 1st American executed for desertion since Civil War
1950Pres Truman authorized production of H-Bomb
1958US launches 1st artificial satellite Explorer 1
1958James van Allen discovers radiation belt
19581st US satellite launched Explorer I from Cape Canaveral
1961Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
1966Luna 9 launched for moon
1968Nauru gains independence from Australia
1968Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb 32") at Agata USSR
1971Apollo 14 launched 1st landing in lunar highlands

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