history fact – January 31, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2017. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 31, 1917, during World War I, Germany served notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. ***
On January 31, 1949, the first TV daytime soap opera, “These Are My Children,” was broadcast from the NBC station in Chicago. ***
On this date in history: In 1924, self-important senators, making pompous speeches for home consumption, delayed action on the Teapot Dome scandal.

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