Historical Events for 31st July 2022

768 – [Philip] begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1741 – Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
1899 – Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord’s
1938 – 32nd Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications
1955 – WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, West Virginia (NBC) 1st broadcast
1961 – Israel welcomes its one millionth immigrant
2005 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, NCR CC: Allen Doyle wins by 1 stroke ahead of Loren Roberts and D. A. Weibring for his 3rd Champions Tour major title
2006 – Fidel Castro temporarily hands over power to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.
2018 – Aeroméxico flight 2431 crash lands in Durango, Mexico, all 103 on board survive
2018 – Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue

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