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 This day in History - July 31
380 Historic Events for July 31
1987

Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs

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1987

"Living Daylights" premieres in US

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1987

Battle between Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed

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1987

Eddie Murray hits his 300th HR

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1987

Guns and Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

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1987

Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle

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1988

Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan)

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1988

Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years

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1988

Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38

Death
1988

Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London

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1988

Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1988

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

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1989

Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

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1990

Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence

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1990

Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games

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1990

Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72

Death
1991

Russia and US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact

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1991

Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft

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1992

Joseph L George, dies of cancer at 65

Death
1992

Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56

Death
1992

Sjoerd de Free, reporter (Radio Herrijzend Netherland), dies

Death
1992

G Harold Carswell, supreme court justice candidate 1970, dies at 72

Death
1992

Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)

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1992

Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)

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1992

Tam s Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)

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