Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Saturday, 25 October 2014
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 July - 31.
1948 Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 Japan Airlines is established on this day in history.
1951 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on this day in history.
1952 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies on this day in history.
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on July - 31.
1953 On this day in history robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
1954 On July - 31 k2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team
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 On this day in history laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 On July - 31 anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
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 On this day in history malayan Emergency ends
1960 On July - 31 karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77
1962 On July - 31 australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
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 this day in history uS Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1964 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39 on July - 31.
1965 On this day in history 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 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on July - 31.
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.