On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • At least 20 newborns and children have died in last two months of the cold, trying to get to the Al-Ho Syrian refugee camp according to WHO
  • Blockbuster NBA trade; NY Knicks send Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee & Trey Burke to Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews & 2 future 1st-round picks
  • Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, dating back to 1940
  • Colonisation of the America's in late 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet, led to a "Little'' Ice Age" according to scientific report published in "Quaternary Science Reviews"
  • Leaked Indian government reports says unemployment rate at 6.1% highest since 1972-73, up from 2.2% in 2011-12
  • New government in Lebanon finally formed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri nine months after elections
  • Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah crowned King of Malaysia to serve a five-year term
  • US border agency seizes its biggest ever fentanyl bust, nearly 254 pounds hidden in Tractor-trailer in Nogales, Arizona