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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
1937

Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)

Birth
1938

Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)

Birth
1938

Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )

Birth
1938

James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)

Birth
1939

George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for S Africa 1902, 1* and 1-20), dies

Death
1940

Jessica Walter, Bkln NY, actress (Play Misty For Me, Amy Prentiss)

Birth
1940

Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)

Birth
1940

40 U boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)

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1940

C Turney and J Horwin's "My Dear Children," premieres in NYC

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1940

Ren‚ "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56

Death
1941

Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem Netherlands

Event
1941

George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)

Birth
1941

Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

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1941

Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )

Birth
1941

Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer

Birth
1941

21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)

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1942

62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)

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1942

Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)

Birth
1942

Gerald Chanberlain, rocker

Birth
1943

Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad

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1943

39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)

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1943

Chile breaks contact with Germany and Japan

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1944

U-592 sunk off Ireland

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1944

Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)

Birth
1944

Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)

Birth