Historical Events for 31st January 2019

1927 – NL President John Heydler rules Rogers Hornsby can’t hold stock in the Cardinals and play for the Giants
1931 – NHL’s Quebec Bulldogs’ Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals
1943 – Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad
1945 – US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
1950 – US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb
1962 – Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort “USS Falgout”, first African American to command a combat ship
1966 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Roy Emerson makes it 4 straight Australian titles; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3
1972 – Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson’s funeral
1994 – Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
2018 – Houston guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to log a 60-point triple-double with 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals and a block in Rockets’ 114-107 win over Orlando Magic

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