On This Day in History

for Saturday 31st January, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 197

1865 - Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
1865 - Gen Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
1950 - US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for development of Hydogen bomb
1964 - US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1985 - South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 282

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1560 - Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
1842 - 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in White House
1960 - Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
1974 - "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California
2009 - "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1957 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 2nd divorce from actor Michael Wilding

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 91

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 275


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