On This Day [ July 31 ]


Saturday, July 31, 2021 -Quote Of The Day...

* " He who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn`t been asleep. "

On This Day In History...

In 432 - St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

In 768 - [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope

In 1498- Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad

In 1777- Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

In 1790- 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process

In 1809- 1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila

In 1813- British invade Plattsburgh, NY

In 1872- C H F Peters discovers asteroids #122 Gerda & #123 Brunhild

In 1874- Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U

In 1910- Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game

In 1912- US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)

In 1913- Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer

In 1922- 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)

In 1925- Unemployment Insurance Act passed in England

In 1930- Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

In 1932- Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Phila A's beat Indians 1-0

In 1934- St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy

In - Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant

In 1935- C Jackson discovers asteroids #1362 Griqua & #2865

In 1938- NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd

In - "hit every colored person in Chicago over the head with a club"

In 1942- German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia

In 1948- Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY

In 1949- Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman

In 1953- Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created

In 1954- Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)

In 1960- Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state

In 1961- 2nd All Star Game of 1961 ends 1-1 due to rain at Fenway Park

In 1962- Federation of Malaysia formed

In 1963- Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRS (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)

In 1964- Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor

In 1964- US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon

In 1966- Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

In 1966- Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas

In 1968- Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free

In 1969- Mariner 6 flies past Mars

In 1969- National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La

In 1970- Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

In 1972- Chic White Sox Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park-homers in Minn

In 1972- Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate

In 1973- ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to the NY Nets

In 1973- Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston,

In - killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later

In 1978- Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris

In 1978- NY Yanks now 7 out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks

In 1979- N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2402 Satpaev & #2416 Sharonov

In 1980- John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges

In 1980- Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36

In 1981- 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends

In 1981- Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of the Natl Bar Assn

In 1982- 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France

In 1984- US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

In 1987- Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

In 1988- Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London

In 1988- Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

In 1990- Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

July 31 -Birthdays

In 1763- James Kent Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia)

In 1803- John Ericsson US, invented screw propeller, built USS Monitor

In 1841- George Melville polar explorer, naval engineer

In 1894- Roy Bargy Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show)

In 19XX- Gerald Anthony actor (One Life to Live)

In 19XX- John Nevin Manchester Ct, rocker (Rythm Syndicate)

In 19XX- Lise Cutter LA Calif, actress (Susan-Perfect Strangers)

In 1900- Elmo Roper pollster (Roper Poll)

In 1901- Jean Dubuffet France, painter (Landscape with 2 Personages)

In 1904- Arthur Daley sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956)

In 1911- George Liberace Menasha Wisc, violinist (Liberace Show)

In 1912- Irv Kupcinet Chicago Ill, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark)

In 1912- Milton Friedman economist (Nobel 1976)

In 1919- Curt Gowdy Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)

In 1919- Primo Levi Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)

In 1921- Whitney M Young Jr civil rights leader, head of Urban League

In 1923- Ahmet Ertegun CEO (Atlantic Records)

In 1929- Don Murray Calif, actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love)

In 1935- Geoffrey Lewis Plainsfield NJ, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy)

In 1939- France Nuyen Marselles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)

In 1940- Stanley Jaffe producer (Fatal Attraction)

In 1943- Susan Flannery NYC, actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas)

In 1943- William Bennett US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug czar

In 1944- Geraldine Chaplin Santa Monica Ca, actress (Dr Zhivago, 3 Musketeers)

In 1944- Sherry Lansing Chicago Ill, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain)

In 1946- Bob Welch rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)

In 1946- Gary Lewis Jerry's son, singer, (& The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)

In 1950- Lane Davies actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts)

In 1951- Barry Van Dyke Atlanta Ga, actor (Lt Dillon-Battlestar Galactica)

In 1951- Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia, tennis player (Wimbeldon 1971)

In 1953- Hugh McDowell chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)

In 1957- Dirk Blocker LA Calif, actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ryan's Four)

In 1957- Irina Nazariva USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)

In 1957- Victoria E Cooke Hollywood Ca, playmate (Aug, 1980)

In 1958- Wally Kurth actor (Days of Our Lives)

In 1962- Kym Malin Dallas Tx, playmate (May, 1982)

In 1962- Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

In 1963- Norman Cook rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)

In 1973- Jerry Rivera Puerto Rico, spanish singer

July 31 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 1556- St Ignatius of Loyola founder of Society of Jesus, dies in Rome

In 1811- Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish

In 1875- Andrew Johnson 17th pres, dies in Tennessee at 66

In 1953- Robert Taft (Sen-R-Oh) (Mr Republican), dies in NY at 63

In 1964- Jim Reeves Country singer.(He'll Have to Go, Four Walls) Plane crash

In 1977- Stacy Moskowitz shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20

In 1978- Enoch Light orch leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70

In 1981- Gen Omar Torrijos leader of Panama, dies in plane crash

In 1984- Bill Raisch one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79

July 31 -Holidays

* Mexico : Day of National Mourning (1811-Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla)

* Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

July 31 -Religious History

In 1773- Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Duty is ourpart; the care is His.'

In 1776- Francis Salvador, a plantation owner from South Carolina, became the first Jewto die for American independence, when he was killed in a skirmish with the British.

In 1874- Patrick Francis Healy was inaugurated president of Georgetown University, theoldest Catholic university in America. Healy at the same time became the first African-American to head a predominantly white university.

In 1889- Death of Horatius Bonar, 81, Scottish preacher and author of the hymn, 'I Heardthe Voice of Jesus Say.'

In 1970- The complete New American Standard Version of the Bible (NASB) was firstpublished. (The completed NASB New Testament had been released earlier, in 1963.