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 This day in History - July 31
380 Historic Events for July 31
1939

Roger Prideaux, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69)

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1939

France Nuyen, Marseilles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)

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1939

John R West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis and Playboys-This Diamond Ring)

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1940

Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel

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1940

38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)

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1940

Riech's commissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals

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1940

Stanley Jaffe, producer (Fatal Attraction)

Birth
1941

U boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton

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1942

German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia

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1942

Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79

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1942

U boats sank 96 allied ships this month: 476,000 ton

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1943

Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp

Death
1943

Susan Flannery, NYC, actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas)

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1943

Lobo, [Kent Lavoie], rocker

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1943

William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar

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1943

Carla Glasgow, LPGA golfer

Birth
1943

Transport nr 58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany

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1943

Stephanie Forrester (Bold and the Beautiful)

Birth
1944

Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz

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1944

Transport nr 77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1944

US troops occupy Sansapor New-Guinea

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1944

Geraldine Chaplin, Santa Monica Ca, actress (Dr Zhivago, 3 Musketeers)

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1944

Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground, Venus in Furs)

Birth
1944

Sherry Lansing, Chicago Ill, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain)

Birth
1944

Antoine de Saint-Exup‚ry, Fr pilot/writer (Small Prince), dies at 44

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