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Notable Historical Events for January 31st

1995President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.

1975Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold

198744th Golden Globes: Platoon, Marlee Matlin win

1934FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

1929Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

1999Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" first airs on Fox

19774th American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

2006Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1933Hitler promises parliamentary democracy

19763rd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

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Notable Birthdays on January 31st

1923Norman Mailer, Long Branch NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead), (d. 2007)

1927Lorraine Warren, Monroe Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)

1947Nolan Ryan, Refugio Texas, MLB pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)

1981Justin Timberlake, Memphis, Tennessee, singer-songwriter (Sexyback, My Love)

1919Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)

1955Virginia Ruzici, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)

1913Don Hutson, Pine Bluff Arkansas, first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers)

1931Ernie Banks, Dallas Texas, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (short stop/1st baseman)

1914Jersey Joe Walcott, Merchantville New Jersey, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)

1797Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)

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Notable Deaths on January 31st

1956A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

1992Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

1974Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

1606Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35

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