THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 31/01


This day in #history 31/01

JANUARY 31ST


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1851 – Gail Borden announces invention of
evaporated milk

1901 – Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey
conqueror Mud river Transvaal

1925 – Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president
of Angola

1929 – Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to
Turkey

1946 – Yugoslavia adopts new constitution,
becomes a federal republic

1968 – Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares
independence from Australia

1972 – Military coup ousts civilian government of
Ghana

1985 – South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

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

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1931 – Bill Watson , cricketer (NSW & Australian
opening batsman mid -50s

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

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1888 – John Bosco , Italian priest, youth worker,
educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b .
1815)

1990 – Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian- born imam (b .
1935)

2007 – Adelaide Tambo , South African activist and wife of Oliver Tambo (b . 1929

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