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July 31 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on July 31? Who died on July 31? What is celebrated on July 31? Historical events of July 31 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of July 31:

In the Gregorian Calendar, July 31 is the 212th
(Two-hundredth twelfth) day of the year.

There are 153 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We bequeath it to our children.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
French aviator and writer (died July 31, 1944)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 31 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 432: in Rome (Italy), Sixtus III is elected Pope.
  • 1498: on his third trip to America, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to arrive on the island of Trinidad, inhabited by the Ineri and Caribbean tribes.
  • 1588: the Spanish Armada reaches the shores of England.
  • 1817: near La Asunción (Venezuela) the historic battle of Matasiete takes place.
  • 1826: in Valencia (Spain), in the last auto-da-faith carried out in that country, the Holy Inquisition executed the master Cayetano Ripoll, accused of heresy.
  • 1861: in Cherrapunyi, Megalaia (India), throughout the month of July the world record of the most abundant rainfall in a month is registered: 9300 mm. The world record is also recorded for the most abundant rainfall in a year (since 1 August 1860): 26,461 mm.
  • 1895: Sabino Arana founded the Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea – Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ – PNV).
  • 1900: Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has the highest temperature in the history of that country: 46.2 ° C (115.2 ° F).
  • 1900: In Colombia, Vice President José Manuel Marroquín gives Manuel Antonio Sanclemente a coup.
  • 1908: The contract is signed for the construction at the Belfast shipyards of the ocean liners Titanic, Olympic and a third named Britannic, to be added later. The total cost of the Titanic alone was US $ 7.5 million at the time (or US $ 300 million at the 2010 exchange rate).
  • 1909: on the Mexican coasts on the Pacific Ocean, a second earthquake of great intensity (the first was the day before) left the port of Acapulco in complete ruin.
  • In 1914 in Mene Grande (Venezuela), the Caribbean Petroleum Company, a subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch group Royal Dutch Shell, successfully completed the drilling of the Zumaque I well, the first commercial oil well in that country.
  • 1930: in the United States, the company CBS premieres the radio drama La Sombra.
  • 1931: in New York the experimental television station W2XAO (today known as WCBS) begins its broadcasts.
  • 1932: the seventh German parliamentary elections are held. The National Socialist German Workers’ Party becomes the party with the most votes, but does not reach the necessary majority to govern.
  • 1941: in Nazi Germany, Reinhard Heydrich, the second in command of the SS, finalizes the drafting of document T / 179, No. 461, detailing the Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.
  • 1958: At 23:50 local time (10:50 UTC, August 1), 81 km above Johnston Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its Teak atomic bomb, of 3800 kilotons. It is the 153rd bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1959: in the Basque Country, Ekin, a dissident group of EGI becomes the terrorist group ETA.
  • 1974: in Buenos Aires, the right-wing terrorist band Triple A (Alianza Anticomunista Argentina) assassinates the 37-year-old intellectual and politician Rodolfo Ortega Peña.
  • 2002: The Paraguayan soccer team Olimpia wins the Copa Libertadores de América for the third time.
  • 2002: in the Basilica of Guadalupe (near Mexico City), Pope John Paul II canonizes the Indian Juan Diego.
  • 2004: The Fox Kids channel ends its broadcasts in Latin America (on December 31 in Spain) and the Jetix channel begins its broadcasts immediately.
  • 2004: in Almería, Spain, the Mediterranean Games Stadium is inaugurated.
  • 2005: the Locomotion television channel ends its broadcasts and the Animax channel begins to broadcast instead.
  • 2006: in Cuba, Fidel Castro temporarily transfers the leadership of the Cuban state to his brother Raúl Castro.
  • 2008: in the United States, NASA announces the discovery of water on the planet Mars.
  • 2014: at North Carolina State University (United States), two scientists announce that they developed the vaccine against the chikungunya virus.
  • 2015: in this month there were two full moons, a phenomenon that happens on average every 2.5 years (it had already happened in March 2010 and in August 2012, and it also happened in both January and March 2018).
  • 2018: In Durango (Mexico) an Aeroméxico plane crashes, leaving 100 injured.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 31 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1396: Philip III of Burgundy, French aristocrat (d. 1467).
  • 1527: Maximilian II of Habsburg, German Emperor (d. 1576).
  • 1557: José de Calasanz, Spanish Catholic priest and saint (d. 1648).
  • 1595: Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (d. 1654).
  • 1704: Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (d. 1752).
  • 1712: Johann Samuel König, Swiss mathematician (d. 1757).
  • 1720: Emmanuel Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French military man and statesman (d. 1788).
  • 1724: Noël François De Wailly, French grammarian (d. 1801).
  • 1737: Augusta of Hannover, British aristocrat (d. 1813).
  • 1766: Rafael García Goyena, Ecuadorian writer, poet and jurist (d. 1823).
  • 1773: Ignacio López Rayón, Mexican military man (d. 1832).
  • 1779: José Ignacio Eyzaguirre Arechavala, Chilean politician (d. 1848).
  • 1791: Pedro Ignacio Jordán de Urriés y Palafox, Spanish aristocrat (d. 1842).
  • 1800: Friedrich Wöhler, German chemist and educator (d. 1882).
  • 1802: Ignacio Domeyko, Polish and Lithuanian scientist (d. 1889).
  • 1803 – John Ericsson, Swedish engineer and inventor (d. 1889).
  • 1819: José Ferrer y Vidal, Spanish businessman, economist and politician (d. 1893).
  • 1824: Antonio de Orleans, French aristocrat (d. 1890).
  • 1828: Françoise Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer and musicologist (d. 1908).
  • 1831: Ilya Ulyanov, Russian professor (d. 1886).
  • 1839: Ignacio Andrare Troconis, Venezuelan military and politician (d. 1925).
  • 1844: Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, French painter (d. 1925).
  • 1854: José Canalejas, Spanish politician (d. 1912).
  • 1858 – Richard Dixon Oldham, British seismologist (d. 1936).
  • 1862: Julio Martín, Swiss-Argentine businessman, industrialist and pioneer (d. 1934).
  • 1875: Jacques Villon, French painter (d. 1963).
  • 1880: Manuel Penella, Spanish composer (d. 1939).
  • 1883: Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965).
  • 1891: Ignacio Núñez Soler, Paraguayan anarchist (d. 1983).
  • 1893: Juan Adsuara, Spanish sculptor (d. 1973).
  • 1896: Luis Ceballos and Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish engineer and naturist (d. 1967).
  • 1901: Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985).
  • 1906: Horacio Coppola, Argentine photographer (d. 2012).
  • 1907: Franz Johan, Spanish comedian of Austrian origin (d. 1991).
  • 1912: Milton Friedman, American economist, promoter of liberalism (f. 2006).
  • 1912: Irv Kupcinet, American journalist (d. 2003).
  • 1914: Chango Rodríguez, Argentine singer-songwriter (d. 1975).
  • 1914: Mario Bava, Italian filmmaker (d. 1980).
  • 1914: Louis de Funès, French comic actor (d. 1983).
  • 1915: Simón Sánchez Montero, Spanish politician (d. 2006).
  • 1916: Ignacio Trelles, soccer player and Mexican technical director (f. 2020).
  • 1917: Herman Ettedgui, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2012).
  • 1918: Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2018).
  • 1918: Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (d. 2010).
  • 1919: Maurice Boitel, French painter (d. 2007).
  • 1919: Primo Levi, Italian writer (d. 1987).
  • 1919: Rafael Morales, Spanish poet (f. 2005).
  • 1919: Robert Morgenthau, US attorney (d. 2019).
  • 1921: Peter Benenson, British lawyer (d. 2005).
  • 1923: Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish record entrepreneur (d. 2006).
  • 1923: Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer (d. 2014).
  • 1923: Joan Vernet, Arabist and Spanish historian (d. 2011).
  • 1926: Hilary Putnam, American philosopher (d. 2016).
  • 1929: Don Murray, American actor.
  • 1929: José Santamaría, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1930: Pedro Lavirgen, Spanish tenor.
  • 1932: Ted Cassidy, American actor (d. 1979).
  • 1932: John Searle, American philosopher.
  • 1933: Elise Cowen, American poet of the beat generation (d. 1962).
  • 1933: Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer.
  • 1935: Geoffrey Lewis, American actor (d. 2015).
  • 1936: Víctor Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1937: Javier Jiménez Espriú, Mexican mechanical engineer and politician.
  • 1939: Susan Flannery, American actress.
  • 1939: Jules Lagadeau, Surinamese footballer and coach (f. 2019).
  • 1941: Aldo Antognazzi, Argentine pianist and teacher.
  • 1942: Juan María Arzak, Spanish cook.
  • 1942: Jaime Ignacio del Burgo, Spanish politician.
  • 1943: William Bennett, American politician.
  • 1944: Geraldine Chaplin, American actress.
  • 1944: Robert C. Merton, American economist.
  • 1946: Gary Lewis, American singer, of the band Gary Lewis & the Playboys.
  • 1946: Rubén Green, Argentine actor (f. 2003).
  • 1947: Richard Griffiths, British actor (d. 2013).
  • 1950: Roberto Vidal Bolaño, writer and Spanish theater actor (f. 2002).
  • 1951: Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
  • 1953: James Read, American actor
  • 1953: Ignacio Flores Ocaranza, Mexican soccer player (d. 2011).
  • 1955: Alexander Pretrovich Kolmakov, Russian military man.
  • 1956: Adrián Abonizio, Argentine rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • 1956: Michael Biehn, American actor.
  • 1956: Deval Patrick, American politician.
  • 1956: Laura Zapata, Mexican actress.
  • 1957: Daniel Ash, British musician, of the Bauhaus band.
  • 1958: Bill Berry, American drummer, of the band REM.
  • 1958: Adrián Otero, Argentine blues singer, of the band Memphis la Blusera (d. 2012).
  • 1958: Mark Cuban, businessman, owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks.
  • 1959: Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist.
  • 1962: Wesley Snipes, American actor.
  • 1963: Fatboy Slim, British musician.
  • 1963: Junji Ito, Japanese mangaka.
  • 1964: Jim Corr, Irish singer, of the band The Corrs.
  • 1964: Fabián Polosecki, Argentine journalist (f. 1996).
  • 1964: Luis Español, Spanish writer.
  • 1965: J. K. Rowling, British writer.
  • 1966: Dean Cain, American actor.
  • 1967: Marisol Espinoza, Peruvian journalist and politician.
  • 1969: Loren Dean, American actor.
  • 1971: John 5, American guitarist, of the band Marilyn Manson.
  • 1971: Elivélton, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1971: Francisca Imboden, Chilean actress and journalist.
  • 1973: Abdulaziz Khathran, Saudi footballer.
  • 1973: Wail al-Shehri, Saudi terrorist who participated in 9/11 (d. 2001).
  • 1973: Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican salsa singer.
  • 1974: Eduardo Tuzzio, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1974: Emilia Fox, British actress.
  • 1974: Yuta Abe, Japanese footballer.
  • 1974: Yukio Tsuchiya, Japanese footballer.
  • 1975: Bloodshed, American rapper.
  • 1976: Yamba Asha, Angolan soccer player.
  • 1976: Joshua Cain, American guitarist, of the band Motion City Soundtrack.
  • 1976: Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1976: Shigenori Hagimura, Japanese footballer.
  • 1977: Carolina Sabino, Colombian singer and actress.
  • 1977: Tania Vázquez, Mexican actress.
  • 1977: Jargalsaikhan Enkhbayar, Mongolian footballer.
  • 1978: Jorge Acuña, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1978: Mauricio Caranta, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1978: Will Champion, British drummer, of the band Coldplay.
  • 1979: Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: P-Thugg, Lebanese musician, member of the band Chromeo.
  • 1979: André Luis Garcia, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1981: Ira Losco, Maltese singer.
  • 1981: Clemente Rodríguez, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981: M. Shadows, American singer, of the band Avenged Sevenfold.
  • 1982: Edmond Kapllani, Albanian footballer.
  • 1982: Marek Sapara, Slovak footballer.
  • 1983: Reginaldo, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1983: Takaki Shigemitsu, Japanese footballer.
  • 1984: Marina Pérez, Spanish model.
  • 1985: Alissa White-Gluz, Canadian singer and activist, of the band Arch Enemy.
  • 1985: Satoshi Tokizawa, Japanese footballer.
  • 1986: Alba Carrillo, model and Spanish presenter.
  • 1986: Paola Espinosa, Mexican diver.
  • 1986: Hiroki Kato, Japanese footballer.
  • 1986: Shinzō Kōroki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1987: Michael Bradley, American footballer.
  • 1988: Kenji Arabori, Japanese footballer.
  • 1989: Victoria Azarenka, Belarusian tennis player.
  • 1989: Zelda Williams, American actress.
  • 1989: Alexis Knapp, American actress and singer.
  • 1989: Kyohei Kuroki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1989: Kohei Kuroki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1990: Adrián Di Monte, Cuban actor.
  • 1990: Jaime Romero Gómez, Spanish footballer.
  • 1990: Diego Fabbrini, Italian footballer.
  • 1992: Lizzy, South Korean singer and dancer, of the band After School.
  • 1992: Moussa Fofana, Burkinabe footballer.
  • 1993: Ippei Kokuryo, Japanese footballer.
  • 1994: Jake Beckford, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1994: Florent Hadergjonaj, Swiss footballer.
  • 1994: Lil Uzi Vert, American rapper.
  • 1994: Kōhei Matsumoto, Japanese footballer.
  • 1994: Sean Klaiber, Dutch footballer.
  • 1997: Thomas Bryant, American basketball player.
  • 1997: Caio Henrique, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 2001: Ana Milović, Slovenian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 31 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1556: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish religious and military man (b. 1491).
  • 1564: Luis de Velasco y Ruiz de Alarcón, Spanish aristocrat and viceroy of New Spain between 1550 and 1564 (b. 1511).
  • 1691: Crisóstomo Royo de Castellví, Spanish bishop (b.1629).
  • 1750: Juan V, Portuguese king between 1706 and 1750 (b. 1689).
  • 1762: Luis Vicente de Velasco, Spanish sailor (b. 1711).
  • 1784: Denis Diderot, French writer and philosopher (b. 1713).
  • 1827: José Fernando de Abascal, Spanish military man and Peruvian viceroy between 1806 and 1816 (b. 1743).
  • 1848 – William Oakes, American botanist (b. 1799).
  • 1849: Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet (b.1823).
  • 1860: Juan Zuazua, Mexican military man (b. 1820).
  • 1875: Andrew Johnson, American politician and president between 1865 and 1869 (b.1808).
  • 1886: Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer (b.1811).
  • 1895 – Richard Morris Hunt, American architect (b.1827).
  • 1899 – Daniel Garrison Brinton, American archaeologist, ethnologist, and linguist (b. 1837).
  • 1904: Servando Arbolí Faraúdo, Spanish theologian and writer (b. 1840).
  • 1914: Jean Jaurès, French socialist politician (b. 1859).
  • 1944: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French aviator and writer (b. 1900).
  • 1950: Carlos Tartiere, Spanish businessman (b.1900).
  • 1952: Leonie Matthis, French painter (b. 1883).
  • 1954: Onofre Marimón, Argentine Formula 1 driver (b. 1923).
  • 1957: Pavel Chelishchev, Russian surrealist painter and stage designer (b. 1898).
  • 1962: Enrique Loedel Palumbo, Uruguayan physicist and university professor (b.1901).
  • 1963: Leopoldo Eijo y Garay, Spanish bishop (b. 1878).
  • 1963: Felipe Ferreiro, Uruguayan politician and writer (b. 1892).
  • 1966: Bud Powell, American jazz musician (b.1924).
  • 1968: Carlos María de la Torre, Ecuadorian cardinal (b. 1873).
  • 1971: Gerardo Salvador Merino, Spanish notary and trade unionist (b. 1910).
  • 1972: Ernst Fischer, Bohemian-Czech philosopher, politician and writer (b. 1899).
  • 1974: Rodolfo Ortega Peña, Argentine intellectual and politician (b. 1936).
  • 1980: Bobby Van, American singer (b.1928).
  • 1981: Omar Torrijos, Panamanian military and president between 1969 and 1981 (b. 1929).
  • 1984: María del Carmen Gutiérrez Sánchez (alias Miguel Arazuri, André Ronsac, etc.), Spanish writer (b.1921)
  • 1986: Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b.1900).
  • 1986: Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (b.1912).
  • 1990: Fernando Sancho, Spanish actor (b.1916).
  • 1990: Jaume Sospedra, Spanish footballer (b.1913).
  • 1993: Baudouin I, Belgian king between 1951 and 1993 (b.1930).
  • 1994: Anne Shelton, British writer (b.1923).
  • 1996: Michael M. Rea, American businessman and patron (b.1927).
  • 2001: Poul Anderson, American science fiction writer (b. 1926).
  • 2001: Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese military and politician (b.1914).
  • 2003: Guido Crepax, Italian illustrator and cartoonist (b. 1933).
  • 2004: Virginia Gray, American actress (b.1917).
  • 2004: Líber Seregni, Uruguayan military and politician (b.1916).
  • 2005: Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker and politician (b.1935).
  • 2005: John Garang, Sudanese politician and military man (b. 1945).
  • 2006: Big Simon, Chilean producer and musician (b.1972).
  • 2008: Pedro Antonio Urbina, Spanish poet and writer (b.1936).
  • 2009: Mary Carrillo, Spanish actress (b.1919).
  • 2009: Washington Luna, Uruguayan singer and murguero (b.1938).
  • 2009: Bobby Robson, British footballer and coach (b.1933).
  • 2010: Constant José Aguer, Argentine composer, guitarist, writer and journalist (b.1918).
  • 2010: Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Italian film scriptwriter (b. 1914).
  • 2010: Pedro Dellacha, Argentine soccer player and coach (b. 1926).
  • 2010: Tom Mankiewicz, American screenwriter, director and producer (b. 1942).
  • 2010: Mitch Miller, American musician, conductor and record producer (b.1911).
  • 2011: Eliseo Alberto, Cuban writer (b.1951).
  • 2013: Michael Ansara, American actor (b.1922).
  • 2013: Jorge «Cuque» Sclavo, Uruguayan writer, humorist, journalist and publicist (b. 1936).
  • 2014: Jorge Jacobson, Argentine journalist (b.1936).
  • 2015: Roddy Piper, Canadian wrestler (b.1954).
  • 2016: Mariana Karr, Argentine actress based in Mexico (b.1949)
  • 2017: Jeanne Moreau, French actress (b.1928).
  • 2019: Harold Prince, director and producer of American theater (b.1928).
  • 2019ː María Auxiliadora Delgado, Uruguayan First Lady in the period 2005-2010 and between 2015 and 2019 (b.1937).
  • 2020: Concepción Zendrera Tomás, Spanish editor and translator (b.1919).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 31 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Ranger Day
  • El Salvador: Journalist’s Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 31 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Calimero of Milan
  • Saint Helena of Sweden
  • Saint Fabio of Mauritania
  • Saint Germain of Auxerre
  • Saint Ignatius of Loyola
  • St. Justin de Jacobis
  • Saints Pedro Doàn Côn Quý and Manuel Phung
  • Saint Tertullin of Rome
  • Blessed Everardo Hanse
  • Blessed Francisco Stryjas
  • Blessed Jaime Buch Canals
  • Blessed Juan Colombini
  • Blessed Juan Francisco Jarriges
  • Blessed Michael Ozieblowski
  • Blessed Sidonia Schelingová

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 31 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

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