July 31: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19 year old French nobleman, joined the American Continental Army and was made a major-general without pay.
- In 1922, 18 year old Ralph Samuelson rides on the world's first pair of water skis in Minnesota.
- In 1961, Israel welcomed its 1,000,000th immigrant.
- In 1965, cigarette advertisements were banned on British TV.
- In 2008, scientists reported that the Phoenix spacecraft had confirmed the presence of frozen water in soil from the planet Mars.
- Famous Birthdays: Primo Levi (Italian writer), J. K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter books), S.S. Kresge (American merchant), Wesley Snipes (actor)
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