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July 31

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1992Georgia is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1981major league baseball players return after a 7-week strike.
 
1981Panamanian leader General Omar Torrijos dies in a plane crash.
 
1971Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin become the first to ride the new lunar rover vehicle on the surface of the moon.
 
1964Country Music singer Jim Reeves dies when his airplane crashes near Nashville, TN.
 
1964NASA scientists get a look at the lunar surface from photos transmitted by the Ranger Seven moon probe.
 
1955Toronto, Canada's 17-year-old Marilyn Bell becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
 
1919Germans adopt the Weimar Constitution.
 
1886The use of incense is forbidden in worship by the Church of England.
 
1875Andrew Johnson, the 17th US president, dies at age 66.
 
1498  Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus lands at the Caribbean island of Trinidad.
 

Born today:

1966  Dean Cain - actor, TV host

1963  Fatboy Slim - recording artist

1962  Wesley Snipes - actor

1958  R.E.M. - I Feel Fine (Capitol/IRS)  


Bill Berry - drummer (R.E.M.)
(photo credit: Capitol/IRS)
 

1957  Daniel Ash - guitarist (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)

1951  Evonne Goolagong - tennis champ

1947  Karl Green - guitarist (Herman's Hermits)

1946  Bob Welch - singer, guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)

1946  Gary Lewis - singer (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)

1931  Kenny Burrell - guitarist

1919  Curt Gowdy - sportscaster

1867  S.S. Kresge - dime store merchant

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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