Historical Events For July - 31
Monday, 11 December 2017
1944 On this day in history last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
1945 On this day in history pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1948 Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY on July - 31.
1948 On this day in history "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
1948 On July - 31 maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman
1949 On this day in history lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1951 Japan Airlines is established on this day in history.
1951 On July - 31 j of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
1952 On this day in history n B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
1953 On July - 31 dept of Health, Education & Welfare created
1953 On this day in history robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
1954 On this day in history k2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team
1954 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) on this day in history.
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on July - 31.
1956 On this day in history laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet on this day in history.
1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens on July - 31.
1960 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state on July - 31.
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on July - 31.
1960 On this day in history karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77
1962 On this day in history australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 On July - 31 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 this day in history 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 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on July - 31.
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on this day in history.