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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1969  Mariner 6 flies past Mars on this day in history.  

1969  National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"  

1972  Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20  

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

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

1979  On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov  

1979  On this day in history beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76  

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

1980  Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 on this day in history.  

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

1981  On this day in history arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar Assn  

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  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  On this day in history 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  Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38 on this day in history.  

1990  Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72  

1992  G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

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

1995  On this day in history genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83  

1996  Joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1143  Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1527  On this day in history birth of maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)  

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  On this day in history etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies  

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 this day in history 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  Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60 on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)