Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Sunday, 19 April 2015
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 July - 31.
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on July - 31.
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 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 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
1953 On July - 31 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 On this day in history mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
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 July - 31.
1959 On July - 31 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state on this day in history.
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on this day in history.
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 On this day in history federation of Malaysia formed
1964 On July - 31 al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
1964 On this day in history 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 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon on July - 31.
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 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 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1967 On July - 31 mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 On this day in history beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on July - 31.