Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Saturday, 28 February 2015
1944 On this day in history last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
1945 On July - 31 pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1948 On this day in history pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on this day in history.
1948 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on July - 31.
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman on this day in history.
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1951 On this day in history japan Airlines is established.
1951 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on July - 31.
1952 On July - 31 n B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on this day in history.
1953 On July - 31 robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
1954 K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team on July - 31.
1954 On this day in history mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on July - 31.
1956 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match on this day in history.
1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet on July - 31.
1959 On July - 31 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 On this day in history elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 On this day in history malayan Emergency ends
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on July - 31.
1962 On July - 31 australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 On this day in history federation of Malaysia formed
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on July - 31.
1964 On July - 31 all-nuclear task force with USS Long Beach, USS Enterprise, and USS Bainbridge leaves Norfolk, VA to begin voyage, Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned on 3 October.
1964 On July - 31 uS Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1964 On this day in history jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
1965 On July - 31 james Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
1966 On July - 31 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 On July - 31 charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
1966 On this day in history alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
1967 On this day in history mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 On this day in history beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1968 On this day in history gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66