January 31

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/chris-culliver-why-the-nf_b_2589414.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Culliver: Why the NFL Must Suspend San Francisco 49er for His Anti-Gay ...</a>Huffington Post (blog)San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver selfishly shot off his mouth yesterday, igniting a firestorm of controversy and creating a nightmare for his team and the National Football League as they head to the Super Bowl. For that alone the NFL should suspend ...

<a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/8900782/super-bowl-2013-chris-culliver-san-francisco-49ers-says-anti-gay-opinions-not-my-heart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">-- Chris Culliver</a>ESPNChris Culliver. During the interview with Lange, Culliver responded to questions by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker roo

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January 31 in history:

  • 1917, Germany served notice it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare
  • 1929, the Soviet Union expelled communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. He was later assassinated in Mexico
  • 1934, President Roosevelt devalued the dollar in relation to gold
  • 1944, during World War II, U.S. forces began invading Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
  • 1945, Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France
  • 1950, President Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer 1
  • 1971, astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon
  • 1998, astronaut David Wolf returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Endeavour after four months on the Russian space station Mir
  • 2000, a Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands convicted one Libyan, acquitted a second, in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
  • 2000, The state of Georgia hoisted its new flag above its statehouse, one featuring a smaller Confederate battle emblem
  • 2003, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair met at the White House; Bush said he would welcome a second U.N. resolution on Iraq but only if it led to the prompt disarming of Saddam Hussein. Pushing for a new resolution, Blair called confronting Iraq "a test of the international community."