Wednesday, January 31, 2018
History for January 31 - On-This-Day.com
Zane Grey 1872, Jackie Robinson 1919, Norman Mailer 1929 - Author
Suzanne Pleshette 1937, Jessica Walter 1944, Nolan Ryan 1947
1865 - In America, General Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies.
1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United States Patent Office.
1929 - The USSR exiled Leon Trotsky. He found asylum in Mexico.
1936 - The radio show "The Green Hornet" debuted.
1940 - The first Social Security check was issued by the U.S. Government.
1950 - U.S. President Truman announced that he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.
1958 - Explorer I was put into orbit around the earth. It was the first U.S. earth satellite.
1971 - Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.