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Historical Events Happened In July - 31

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

1969  On this day in history national Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La  

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

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 July - 31.  

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  Stacy Moskowitz, shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20 on July - 31.  

1978  On July - 31 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 this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov  

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

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

1980  On this day in history soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36  

1980  Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49 on July - 31.  

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

1981  On this day in history gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash  

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

1984  On this day in history 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  Eugene Carson Blake, sec-gen World Council of Churches, dies at 78 on July - 31.  

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

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

1988  On July - 31 miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London  

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

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

1993  On July - 31 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  On this day in history joan "Maudie" Warburton, painter, dies at 76  

1997  On this day in history beam Dai, head of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies  

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  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 this day in history birth of emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)  

1396  Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count was born on July - 31.  

1443  Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon was born on July - 31.  

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

1550  On July - 31 birth of jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster  

1578  Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange was born on July - 31.  

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

1598  Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

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  Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies on July - 31.  

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 July - 31.  

1556  On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

1566  Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92 on July - 31.  

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.