Monday, July 31, 2017

12 Historical Facts of July 31

This is the last day of July and I can hardly believe it! Didn't the summer go by fast so far? Anyways, I thought it would be interesting to look up some historical data that has happened on July 31st throught the years. History does happen every single day!

 In 1792, a cornerstone was laid for the US Mint in Philadelphia.

 Shredded Wheat was patented by Henry Perky in 1893.

 1911 the only language taught in Hungary was German.

  Halina Konopacka of Poland was the first woman to win a track and field Olympic medal in 1928.

  In 1938 engraved silver and gold plates were found by archaeologists from King Darius in Persepolis.

   In 1942 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia were gassed by German SS.

  The Japan Airlines was founded in 1951.

  1965 was the year advertising of cigarettes were banned on British television.

  Chet Huntley retired from NBC in 1970 (I remember him reporting the nightly news) which ended the "Huntley-Brinkley Report".

   Pete Rose tied the NL hitting streak record at 44 in 1978.

   The last playboy club was closed in Lansing, Michigan in 1988.

   2006 Fidel Castro temporarily handed over his power to brother Raul Castro.


  1. Very interesting, I didn't know any of that. My favorite one was the first woman to earn a track and field Olympic medal. I used to run track, so that's really neat!

    1. Thanks Brenda! That is so neat that you used to run track. My nephews and niece did also. I wasn't very athletic myself, although my sons were.