Historical Events For July - 31
Saturday, 21 January 2017
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz on July - 31.
1945 On July - 31 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 On July - 31 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
1948 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on July - 31.
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman on this day in history.
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
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 July - 31.
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on this day in history.
1953 Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63 on this day in history.
1954 K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team on July - 31.
1954 On July - 31 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 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 this day in history.
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on July - 31.
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on July - 31.
1962 On this day in history australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed on July - 31.
1964 On July - 31 al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
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 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon on July - 31.
1964 On July - 31 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 On this day in history alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
1967 On this day in history mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 On this day in history beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1968 On this day in history gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66