On Jan 31 1606, Guy Fawkes was hanged for the gunpowder plot. On Jan 31 1797, Franz Schubert, the Austrian composer was born. On Jan 31 1865, The thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution abolishing slavery was passed by Congress. On Jan 31 1915, Germany became the first country to engage in large scale use … Continue reading
To those interested in space stuff, the ISS can be sighted over London at midnight and 1.33am. A good link for the timetable is here.