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Importance of 31st July in History

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देश और दुनिया के इतिहास के पन्‍नों में 31 जुलाई कई कारणों से महत्वपूर्ण है, उनमें से ये सभी प्रमुख हैं:-
  • 1880 में आज ही के दिन प्रसिद्ध हिन्दी कहानीकार और उपन्यासकार प्रेमचंद का जन्म हुआ था। 
  • 1947 में प्रसिद्ध बॉलीवुड अभिनेत्री मुमताज़ का जन्म हुआ। 
  • 1940 में स्वतंत्रता सेनानी अमर शहीद ऊधम सिंह का निधन भी आज ही के दिन हुआ था। 
  • 1971 में अपोलो-15 अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों ने इलेक्ट्रिक का साढ़े 6 घंटे की यात्रा की थी। 
  • 2006 में फिदेल कास्त्रो ने अपने भाई को सत्ता सौंपी थी।  
  • 2010 में बाढ़ से पाकिस्तान में 900 लोगों की मौत हो गई थी। 

1999
NASA crashed their Lunar Prospector space probe into a crater near the Moons south pole in an attempt to find frozen water. (They did not)
United States
1998
The British Government announced a total ban on its use of land mines .
Great Britain
1969
Halfpenny ceases to be legal tender in Britain
Great Britain
1969
Elvis Presley returned to live performing after an eight-year break while he concentrated on his recording career and movies
United States
1965
Last cigarette commercial on British television
Great Britain
1956
Jim Laker took all 10 wickets in the Test Match with figures of 10/53 in the Australian second innings, a feat not recorded before and only once since.
Great Britain
1948
New York International Airport (also known as Idlewild Airport) was dedicated. It was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963.
United States
1943
Death of Hedley Verity, English cricketer and prisoner of war, who died of wounds in Italy.
Great Britain
1919
Birth or Primo Levi, writer
Italy
1917
Death of Hedd Wyn, a war poet who wrote in the Welsh language and who was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War I.
Great Britain
1917
Third Battle of Ypres
1886
Death of Franz Liszt, composer
Austria
1875
Death of Andrew Johnson, 17th US President
United States
1867
Death of Benoit Fourneyron, inventor of the water turbine
France
1865
Opening of the world's first mainline narrow gauge railway, at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia.
Australia
1858
Birth of Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist who discovered evidence of the Earth’s core.
Great Britain
1809
Death of Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer
Austria
1658
Aurangzeb was proclaimed Moghul Emperor of India .
India
1556
Death of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.
Spain
1498
Christopher Columbus arrived in Trinidad
Italy
1492
Expulsion of the Jews from Spain with the issuing of the Alhambra Decree by Ferdinand & Isabella, joint Christian rulers of Spain.
Spain
1009
Pietro Boccapecora, Bishop of Albano, became Pope Sergius IV
Italy
0855
Death of the Arab scholar Ahmad ibn Hanbal.
Iraq
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