FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC) Here's a look at what happened throughout history on Jan. 31:

  • 1949 - The first daytime TV soap opera "These Are All My Children" debuted on NBC.\
  • 1958 - The United States entered the space age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer 1
  • 1971 - Apollo 14 launched from Cape Canaveral on a manned mission to the moon.
  • 1993 - Michael Jackson and 3,500 children performed during halftime at Superbowl XXVII.