Historical Events for 31st July 2021

1741 – Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
1790 – 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
1960 – KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
1966 – Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon’s anti-Jesus remark
1976 – Seychelles Independence (Independence day)
1980 – Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1988 – Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London’s Wembley Stadium
1990 – Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone
1990 – Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
1992 – Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die

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