Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Saturday, 31 January 2015
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 this day in history.
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 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1951 Japan Airlines is established on July - 31.
1951 On July - 31 j of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
1952 On July - 31 n B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
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 this day in history 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 this day in history beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1956 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on July - 31.
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1962 On July - 31 australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam
1962 On July - 31 federation of Malaysia formed
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 July - 31.
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 On this day in history charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
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 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on July - 31.