Historical Events For July - 31
Monday, 21 August 2017
1944 On July - 31 last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
1945 Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria on July - 31.
1948 On this day in history pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
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 July - 31.
1951 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
1954 K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team on this day in history.
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 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match on July - 31.
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 On this day in history elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history 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 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on this day in history.
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 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39 on this day in history.
1965 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1967 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1968 On July - 31 beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on July - 31.