JULY 31 was ALL OF THIS!!
Compiled by CrossDove Writers
The following happenings are what makes the day of JULY 28 something special!!
A FAMOUS QUOTE from JULY 31:
“Iran simply cannot be permitted to fulfill a dream of imperial rule in a region of such importance to the rest of the world.”
Henry Kissinger, 2006
JULY 31 in HISTORY:
1991 – Russia and the US sign a long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
1991 – Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
1984 – United States men’s gymnastics team won team gold medal at Los Angeles Summer Olympics
1964 – Ranger 7 photographs the moon
1928 – MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, “White Shadows on the South Seas.”
JULY 31 in the WORLD OF BUSINESS:
1865 – The world’s first narrow gauge railway opens in Granchester, Austrailia – they are less expensive to construct/operate than standard gauge railways.
JULY 31 in the WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT:
2001 – Napster, music & file sharing website is shut down by court order.
JULY 31 in GEORGRAPHY:
1498 – Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.
JULY 31 in the WORLD OF SPORTS:
2007 – Celtics make trade bringing Kevin Garnett to Boston with Ray Allen & Paul Pierce.
JULY 31 as a HOLIDAY:
Ka Hae Hawaii Day (Hawaii) – Hawaii’s flag day, where the state’s flag and history is celebrated