About July 31

July 31, 2022 is the 212th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 175 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 31

  • 781
    The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
  • 1201
    Attempted usurpation of John Komnenos the Fat.
  • 1423
    Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Cravant – the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
  • 1451
    Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
  • 1498
    On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
  • 1741
    Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
  • 1865
    The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.
  • 1919
    German national assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14.
  • 1930
    The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.
  • 1931
    New York City experimental television station W2XAO (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.
  • 1938
    Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.
  • 1940
    A doodlebug train in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio collides with a multi-car freight train heading in the opposite direction, killing 43 people.
  • 1945
    Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
  • 1954
    First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
  • 1961
    At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
  • 1964
    Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
  • 1988
    32 people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.
  • 1992
    Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.
  • 1999
    Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
  • 2002
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria, killing 9.

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