On This day 31 January

Important Days

Street Children’s Day (Austria)

Important Events

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
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.
2018 – Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.
2019 – Abdullah of Pahang is sworn in as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.[8]
2020 – The United Kingdom’s membership within the European Union ceases in accordance with Article 50, after 47 years of being a member state.[

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1865 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)

1966 – Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist

1975 – Preity Zinta, Indian actress, producer, and television host

Death/ Death Anniversary

1961 – Krishna Singh, Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

1969 – Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)

2004 – Suraiya, Indian actress and playback singer (b. 1929)

2012 – Mani Ram Bagri, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)