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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Sunday, 31 July 2016

1969  On July - 31 mariner 6 flies past Mars  

1969  National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La on July - 31.  

1970  Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report" on this day in history.  

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  On July - 31 stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20  

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  Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36 on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

1981  Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79  

1985  On July - 31 eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78  

1986  On this day in history theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73  

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 July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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  On July - 31 baudouin, king of Belgium (1951-93), dies at 62 from heart problems  

1994  Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66 on July - 31.  

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  On this day in history beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies  

2011  On this day in history 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  On July - 31 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).  

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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  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on July - 31.  

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  Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster was born on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

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

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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 July - 31.  

1358  On July - 31 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  Death of Na'od, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

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

1566  On July - 31 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  On this day in history death of thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)  

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