Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz on July - 31.
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 this day in history.
1948 On July - 31 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
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 July - 31.
1951 Japan Airlines is established on this day in history.
1951 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on July - 31.
1952 N B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies on July - 31.
1953 On July - 31 dept of Health, Education & Welfare created
1953 Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63 on July - 31.
1954 On July - 31 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 July - 31 beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1956 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match on July - 31.
1958 On July - 31 anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens on this day in history.
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 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on July - 31.
1962 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed on July - 31.
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
1965 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75 on July - 31.
1966 On this day in history alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on this day in history.
1966 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on July - 31.
1967 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on July - 31.
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.