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July 31in History

Update: July, 31/2012 - 08:59

 

1498

During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrives at the island of Trinidad.

1658

Aurangzeb is proclaimed Mogul Emperor in India.

1789

Austrian and Russian troops under Francis Duke of Coburg and Count Alexander Suvorov defeat Turks at Focshani in Romania.

1919

Germany adopts Weimar Constitution.

1926

Afghanistan signs nonaggression pact with Soviet Union.

1956

Britain and West Germany sign 10-year agreement on nuclear co-operation.

1962

Britain agrees to establish wider Malaysian federation.

1964

US Ranger 7 spacecraft transmits to Earth first close-up pictures of the moon.

1971

Two US Apollo 15 astronauts begin three days of moon exploration in an electric car.

1986

Britain's cabinet unanimously supports Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's resistance to stiff sanctions against South Africa.

1990

US government panel approves use of gene therapy for first time in treatment of human disease.

1991

US President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev sign a long-range nuclear weapons reduction pact at Moscow summit.

1992

A Thai Airways jetliner crashes into a Himalayan mountain minutes after the pilot reports a technical problem, killing all 113 people on board.

1994

UN Security Council approves possible US-led invasion of Haiti.

2002

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearings on US plans to attack Iraq and oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

2004

World Trade Organisation members approve a plan to end export subsidies on farm products and cut import duties across the world, a key step toward a comprehensive global accord that has been discussed since 2001, trade officials say.

2006

The UN Security Council passes a resolution giving Iran one month to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions.

2010

The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surges past 800 as floodwaters receded in the hard-hit northwest. The threat of disease looms as some evacuees arrive in camps with fever, diarrhea and skin problems. — AP

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