Today in History
What happened on the 31st of July in history?
Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad.
St. Ignatius of Loyola founder of Society of Jesus died in Rome.
English fleet attacks Spanish armada
Marquis de Lafayette 19 made major-general of Continental Army
1st US patent granted to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
British invade Plattsburgh NY
17th pres Andrew Johnson dies in Tennessee at 66
Yanks suspend Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio 'he'd hit every colored person in Chicago over the head with a club'
President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport) NY
US Ranger 7 takes 4 316 pictures before crashing on moon.
Ranger 7 transmits the 1st lunar close-up photos before impact
Chet Huntley retires from NBC ending 'Huntley-Brinkley Report'
Democratic VP candidate Thomas Eagleton withdrew
Son of Sam shot to death 20-year-old Stacy Moskowitz
Yanks now 7 1/2 out of 1st picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks
Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
Leader of Panama Gen. Omar Torrijos killed in a plane crash.
7-week-old major league baseball strike ended.
US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics