On This Day

Historical Events on July 31 (Part 2)

  • 2016 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn: Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand wins by 3 from Mo Martin & Mirim Lee
  • 2017 Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks
  • 2017 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London

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2018 Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS"s "This Morning"

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

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2018 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
  • 2018 Facebook discloses and removes Russian-linked network of sites attempting to interfere in American politics
  • 2018 Aeroméxico flight 2431 crash lands in Durango, Mexico, all 103 on board survive
  • 2019 US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008 by 0.25%

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2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian army to help put out huge wildfires in Siberia covering three million hectares (7.4 million acres) after 700,000 people sign petition

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

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2019 American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2019 Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN [1]
  • 2020 Eurozone economic activity falls 11.9% for April-June with Spain the worst at -18.5%, its deepest in modern times
  • 2020 Mexico overtakes the UK to have the world's third highest death toll from COVID-19 with 46,688 fatalities
  • 2020 Apple wildfire starts near Beaumont, California, forcing the evacuation of nearly 8,000 people over the next few days