About January 31

January 31, 2022 is the 31st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there is one day remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 31

  • 314
    Silvester I begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
  • 1606
    Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England.
  • 1747
    The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification.
  • 1876
    The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1918
    A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • 1929
    The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
  • 1945
    US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
  • 1953
    A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
  • 1957
    Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
  • 1995
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1996
    Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
  • 2000
    Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
  • 2001
    In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2007
    Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.

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