Historical Events for 31st July 2018

1940 – Riechskommissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals
1951 – Japan Airlines is established
1959 – Cliff Richard and the Drifters have their 1st No. 1 British single with “Living’ Doll” (biggest British single of 1959)
1966 – Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon’s anti-Jesus remark
1976 – East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal
1988 – Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball’s Hall of Fame
1991 – Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
1993 – Prince Ronald “Ronnie” Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
1993 – Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
2012 – Zara Phillips wins silver on her horse High Kingdom in Olympic equestrian eventing final

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