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Know what happened on 31st January


Importance of 31st January in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 31st January special in the world history.

1983
The wearing of seatbelts became compulsory in Britain for drivers and front seat passengers.
Great Britain
1958
James Van Allen discovered the Van Allen radiation belt around the Earth .
United States
1958
The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit – Explorer I .
United States
1953
Said to be the biggest civil catastrophe in Britain in the 20th century – severe storm and high tides caused the loss of hundreds of lives –- effects travelled from the west coast of Scotland round to the south-east coast of England [The Netherlands were
Great Britain
1933
Death of John Galsworthy, British writer and Nobel Prize winner .
Great Britain
1907
Lord de Clifford, born 1907 (died 1988). In 1935 the last peer to be tried by the House of Lords. He was acquitted of 'feloniously killing and slaying Douglas George Hopkins by driving a motor recklessly on the Kingston Bypass'.
Great Britain
1858
Brunel’s steamship ‘The Great Eastern’ was launched at Millwall, London .
Great Britain
1849
Corn Laws abolished
Great Britain
1606
Guy Fawkes and co-conspirators executed
Great Britain
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