Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Sunday, 29 March 2015
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz on this day in history.
1945 Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria on this day in history.
1948 On July - 31 pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on July - 31.
1948 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history japan Airlines is established.
1951 On July - 31 j of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
1952 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history 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 On this day in history beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1956 On July - 31 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1962 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed on this day in history.
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on July - 31.
1964 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 on this day in history.
1964 On July - 31 uS Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1964 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39 on this day in history.
1965 On July - 31 james Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark on this day in history.
1966 On July - 31 charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
1966 On July - 31 alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
1967 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on July - 31.
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66