31st January

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2001 Harold Shipman jailed for Life Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer.
1974 Samuel Goldwyn dies US Film producer Samuel Goldwyn dies
1971 NASA - Apollo 14 NASA launches Apollo 14, significant modifications have been made to avoid the problems experienced by Apollo 13
1961 NASA - chimp returns to earth safe and well A chimpanzee sent into space in a US rocket is recovered alive and well from the sea near Florida.
1953 Ferry - sinks killing 130 A ferry sinks in the Irish Sea in one of the worst gales of the winter, claiming the lives of up to 130 passengers and crew.
1901 Anton Chekhov - Three Sisters Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" receives its first performance in Moscow

 

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On This Day - 31st January