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July 31st is the 212th day of the year (213th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 31st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 31st
1886 Fred Quimby (animator, producer)
1911 Liberace (musician)
1912 Milton Friedman (economist)
1919 Primo Levi (chemist, author)
1940 Roy Walker (comedian, game show host, actor)
1944 Jonathan Dimblebey (TV & radio presenter, political commenter, writer)
1951 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (tennis player)
1958 Mark Cuban (businessman - Shark Tank)
1959 Andrew Marr (journalist)
1962 Wesley Snipes (actor)
1963 Norman Cook (musician, record producer, DJ - Fatboy Slim)
1965 J. K. Rowling (author - Harry Potter)
1966 Dean Cain (actor)
1975 Annie Parisse (actress)
1989 Alexis Knapp (actress)
July 31st in History
1492 The Alhambra Decree takes effect: The Jews are expelled from Spain.
1588 Spanish Armada spotted off the coast of England.
1790 First US patent issued.
1856 Christchurch chartered as a city.
1964 Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon to earth.
1970 Royal Navy issues its last officially sanctioned rum ration to sailors - known as "Black Tot Day".
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts use the lunar rover for the first time.
1991 United States and USSR sign the START I treaty, agreeing to reduce both countries' nuclear stockpiles.
1999 NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector space probe into the moon in order to look for water.
2007 Operation Banner, the British Army presence in Northern Ireland, comes to and end.
July 31st is also
Upswing of the Revolution (Republic of Congo)
Ka Hae Hawaii (Hawaii) - Hawaiian Flag Day
Feast of Saint Ignatuius of Loyola (Catholicism) - Found of the Jesuit order
People born on July 31st are Leo
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