On This Day

Events in History in July 1951

  • Jul 2 Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Jul 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

InventionHistoric Invention

Jul 5 Dr William Shockley invents the junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 10 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
  • Jul 12 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero, Illinois
  • Jul 16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Jul 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval
  • Jul 17 Leopold III, King of the Belgians, abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
  • Jul 17 Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered
  • Jul 18 Uruguay accepts its constitution
  • Jul 20 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem

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Jul 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • Jul 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • Jul 31 Japan Airlines is established