Historical Events For July - 31
Thursday, 27 April 2017
1944 On this day in history last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
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 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 July - 31.
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman
1949 On this day in history lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1951 Japan Airlines is established on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history 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 K2 summit reached for the first time by an Italian team on July - 31.
1954 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double) on July - 31.
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open on July - 31.
1956 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match on July - 31.
1958 On this day in history anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1959 On July - 31 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 On July - 31 elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 Malayan Emergency ends on this day in history.
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 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 July - 31 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 July - 31.
1966 On this day in history charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
1966 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on July - 31.
1967 On this day in history mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 On July - 31 beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on July - 31.