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Historical Events For July - 31

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

1969  On this day in history 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  Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate on July - 31.  

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

1973  Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later on July - 31.  

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

1978  Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris on this day in history.  

1978  Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1979  N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov on this day in history.  

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1979  Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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

1984  US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics on this day in history.  

1984  On July - 31 bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79  

1985  Eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1986  On July - 31 theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73  

1987  On July - 31 rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle  

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

1988  On July - 31 trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38  

1990  On July - 31 nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games  

1990  On July - 31 fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72  

1992  G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72 on July - 31.  

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

1994  Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1995  On July - 31 genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83  

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

1997  Beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies on July - 31.  

2011  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 on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1396  On this day in history birth of philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count  

1443  On this day in history birth of albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon  

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

1550  On this day in history birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  On July - 31 birth of catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange  

1597  On this day in history birth of sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized  

1598  On July - 31 birth of alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)  

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Famous Deaths In July - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0855  Death of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780) on this day in history.  

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

1396  Death of William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1508  On this day in history death of na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)  

1556  On July - 31 ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

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

1648  On July - 31 benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60  

1653  Death of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576) on this day in history.  

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