Today is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
1797 Franz Schubert, composer (Unfinished Symphony)
1830 James G. Blaine, the 'Plumed Knight'.
1915 Garry Moore
1919 Jackie Robinson
1921 Mario Lanza
1923 Normal Mailer, novelist, NYC mayoral candidate (Naked & the Dead)
1923 Carol Channing
1923 Norman Mailer
1929 Jean Simmons
1931 Ernie Banks
1937 Suzanne Pleshette
1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1941 Richard Gephardt
1947 Nolan Ryan
1967 Jason Cooper, The Cure
1971 Minnie Driver
1981 Justin Timberlake
1851 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum, 1st in California, founded.
1862 Telescope maker Alvin Clark discovers dwarf companion of Sirius
1871 Birds fly over the western part of San Francisco in such large numbers that they actually darken the sky.
1911 Congress passes resolution naming San Francisco as the site of the celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal.
1950 President Truman authorizes production of H-Bomb
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 1st U.S. satellite launched, Explorer I.
1961 Ham the chimp is the first animal sent into space by the US.
1966 Luna 9 launched for moon
1971 Apollo 14 is launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands.
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