Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Saturday, 01 November 2014
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 July - 31.
1948 Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY on this day in history.
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
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 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created on July - 31.
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 On this day in history mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on this day in history.
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 July - 31.
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 this day in history.
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on July - 31.
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 Federation of Malaysia formed on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
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 this day in history.
1964 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 On July - 31 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 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.
1968 On July - 31 gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66