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Today In History - July 31st
YearHistoric Event
1498Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad.
1556St. Ignatius of Loyola founder of Society of Jesus died in Rome.
1588English fleet attacks Spanish armada
1777Marquis de Lafayette 19 made major-general of Continental Army
17901st US patent granted to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1813British invade Plattsburgh NY
187517th pres Andrew Johnson dies in Tennessee at 66
1938Yanks suspend Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio 'he'd hit every colored person in Chicago over the head with a club'
1948President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport) NY
1964US Ranger 7 takes 4 316 pictures before crashing on moon.
1964Ranger 7 transmits the 1st lunar close-up photos before impact
1970Chet Huntley retires from NBC ending 'Huntley-Brinkley Report'
1972Democratic VP candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew
1977Son of Sam shot to death 20-year-old Stacy Moskowitz
1978Yanks now 7 1/2 out of 1st picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks
1980Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1981Leader of Panama Gen. Omar Torrijos killed in a plane crash.
19817-week-old major league baseball strike ended.
1984US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

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