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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Friday, 12 February 2016

1969  On July - 31 mariner 6 flies past Mars  

1969  On July - 31 national Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La  

1970  Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report" on July - 31.  

1972  On this day in history thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate  

1972  On this day in history paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73  

1973  On this day in history delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later  

1977  Stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20 on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris  

1978  On July - 31 carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80  

1979  On July - 31 n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov  

1979  On July - 31 beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76  

1980  John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges on this day in history.  

1980  On July - 31 soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36  

1980  Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49 on this day in history.  

1981  Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn on this day in history.  

1981  Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash on this day in history.  

1982  46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France on this day in history.  

1984  On July - 31 uS men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics  

1984  Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78  

1986  Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1987  Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle on this day in history.  

1988  Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London on this day in history.  

1988  Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38 on July - 31.  

1990  On this day in history nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games  

1990  Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72 on July - 31.  

1992  On July - 31 g Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72  

1993  On this day in history baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems  

1994  On this day in history anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66  

1995  Genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1996  Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76 on July - 31.  

1997  Beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies on this day in history.  

2011  On July - 31 arab Spring: Because of the uncertaintities associated with a clamp-down of the free press, there is believed to be at least 121 people killed in a Syrian Army tank raid on the town of Hama and over 150 people are reportedly killed across the country. The total dead throughout Syria may never be known, but an estimate as of sep 24 is 3,000.  

2011  In Thailand over 12.8 million people are affected by severe flooding. The World Bank estimates damages at 1,440 billion baht (US$45 billion) on this day in history.  

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1143  On July - 31 birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on this day in history.  

1443  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on this day in history.  

1527  Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76) was born on July - 31.  

1550  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on this day in history.  

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1597  Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1598  Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654) was born on July - 31.  

Famous Deaths In July - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  On this day in history death of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)  

1358  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on this day in history.  

1396  On July - 31 death of william Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)  

1508  On July - 31 death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 on July - 31.  

1566  On this day in history bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92  

1648  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on July - 31.  

1653  On July - 31 death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)  

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