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Calendar for July 31st, 2014

Every Year

  • Born : Harry Potter (main character of Harry Potter series)

  • 1790s

  • 1790: George Washington signed the first United States Patent Grant to Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont, for a new method of making Potash

  • 1792: David Rittenhouse, Director of the Mint, laid the cornerstone of the building being built in Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint

  • 1800s

  • Born 1803: John Ericsson (engineer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1859: Theobald Smith (bacteriologist)

  • 1870s

  • Died 1875: Andrew Johnson (17th U.S. president)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Jean Dubuffet (artist)

  • 1910s

  • 1913: Alys McKey Bryant first woman to fly a plane in Canada

  • 1915: The first automobile, a Ford Model T, was permitted into Yellowstone National Park

  • Born 1919: Primo Levi (author)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Whitney Moore Young Jr. (civil rights activist)

  • 1930s

  • 1930: The Shadow radio program first aired

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Susan Flannery (actress)

  • Born 1944: Geraldine Chaplin (actress)

  • 1950s

  • Died 1953: Robert A. Taft (politician)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: IBM released the Selectric typewriter

  • Born 1962: Wesley Snipes (actor)

  • 1964: U.S. probe Ranger 7 relayed first moon close-ups

  • Born 1965: J. K. Rowling (author)

  • Born 1966: Dean Cain (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first people to drive a vehicle on the Moon

  • 1974: French became the official language of Quebec

  • 1975: Former Teamsters Union president, James R. Hoffa, was reported missing

  • 1976: NASA released the famous "Face on Mars" photo, taken by Viking 1

  • Born 1977: Tim Couch (football player)

  • 1990s

  • 1999: The ashes of astrogeologist Eugene Shoemaker were deposited on the Moon


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