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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
1980

Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41

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1981

Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)

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1981

38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter

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1981

"The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1

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1982

12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13

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1982

32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey

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1982

Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)

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1982

Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek

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1982

10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman

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1982

US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

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1982

NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13

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1984

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ

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1984

Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network

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1985

S Afr pres PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence

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1985

"Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1986

Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart

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1987

44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win

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1987

United Steel workers union ratified a concessionary with USX Corp

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1987

Yves All‚gret, French director (Such a lovely tiny beach), dies at 79

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1988

Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil

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1988

Superbowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Superbowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB

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1989

Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63

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1989

Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80

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1990

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

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