Today In History – January 31, 2012




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1990 – 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world’s biggest McDonalds
1990 – 1st ever all-sports daily “National” begins publishing
1990 – Jushin “Thunder” Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
1990 – The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR.
1991 – Nugget’s Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
1991 – Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude
1992 – MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
1993 – “St Joan” opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
1993 – 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
1993 – Superbowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
1994 – Barcelona opera theater “Gran Teatro del Liceo” burns down
1994 – Dow Jones hits a record 3,978.36
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
1998 – 72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63)
1998 – STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands
2000 – Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.
2001 – In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
2003 – The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
2007 – Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
2009 – In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.