History January 31st

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0314 - St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    0876 - Charles becomes king of Italy

    1596 - Catholic League disjoin

    1609 - Wisselbank of Amsterdam established

    1627 - Spanish government goes bankrupt

    1675 - Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft

    1779 - Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog

    1854 - Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)

    1862 - Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius

    1865 - Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

    1874 - Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill, Missouri

    1905 - 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach

    1906 - Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter

    1911 - Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site

    1958 - US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1

    1961 - Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2

    1966 - USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

    1971 - Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands

    1972 - Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal

    1972 - US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)

    1990 - 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds

    1998 - STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands