Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Friday, 19 December 2014
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 On July - 31 pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
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 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 this day in history.
1951 On this day in history japan Airlines is established.
1951 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
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 July - 31.
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 this day in history.
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 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state on July - 31.
1960 On July - 31 malayan Emergency ends
1960 On July - 31 karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77
1962 On this day in history 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 July - 31.
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 this day in history.
1964 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39 on this day in history.
1965 On July - 31 james Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
1966 On July - 31 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on July - 31.
1966 On July - 31 alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
1967 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on July - 31.
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66