Historical Events Happened In July - 31
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz on July - 31.
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 July - 31.
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on this day in history.
1948 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on July - 31.
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 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history n B F "Tufty" Mann, cricketer (S African slow lefty 1947-51), dies
1953 On this day in history 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 On July - 31 mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on July - 31.
1956 On July - 31 laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet on July - 31.
1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens on this day in history.
1960 On July - 31 elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 On this day in history malayan Emergency ends
1960 Karl Hasse, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1962 Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
1962 On July - 31 federation of Malaysia formed
1964 On July - 31 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 July - 31.
1964 On this day in history uS Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1964 On July - 31 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 July - 31 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 July - 31 alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
1967 On July - 31 mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on July - 31.
1968 On this day in history gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66