Historical Events For July - 31
Sunday, 11 December 2016
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 this day in history.
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances on July - 31.
1948 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70 on July - 31.
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman on July - 31.
1949 On July - 31 lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
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 On this day in history robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
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 On this day in history beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1956 On July - 31 laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 On this day in history anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1959 On this day in history 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 On this day in history elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 On July - 31 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 July - 31.
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed on this day in history.
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor on July - 31.
1964 On July - 31 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 July - 31.
1965 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark on July - 31.
1966 On July - 31 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 this day in history mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.
1968 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66 on this day in history.