31 January It Happened Today


1788  Death of Bonnie Prince Charlie, pretender to the English throne.

1835  Attempted assassination on US president Andrew Jackson.

1917  The USA enters World War I.

1921  Birth of the American tenor singer Mario Lanza.


1923  Birth of the American author Norman Mailer.

1956  Death of English author A A Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh.

1974  Death of the American film producer Sam Goldwyn.

2000  British doctor Harold Shipman is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 15 of his patients.  The real number of deaths attributable to Shipman could be over 100.


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