July 31 History

July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 31 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world history on July 31. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 31 July:

  • 1913: The Balkan state signs an armistice in Bucharest.
  • 1917: World War I: The Battle of Passchendaele begins near Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium.
  • 1919: The German National Assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on 14 August.
  • 1932: The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins over 38% of the vote in the German elections.
  • 1938: Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of the Balkan Antiquities (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
  • 1938: Archaeologists discover gold and silver plates engraved by King Darius the Great in Persepolis.
  • 1945: Pierre Laval, former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied troops in Austria.
  • 1971: Apollo Program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
  • 1973: Flight DL 723, a Delta Air Lines jetliner, crashes, killing 89.
  • 1975: The Troubles: Three members of a popular cabaret band and two gunmen are killed during a divided paramilitary attack in Northern Ireland.
  • 1992: The nation of Georgia joins the United Nations.
  • 1992: Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu.
  • 2007: Operation Banner, the British Army presence in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, ends.
  • 2010: The City of Southampton, UK, instructed its female employees not to wear mini skirts to work.
  • 2010: Subhash Agrawal, a billiard instructor, was selected for the Dronacharya Award
  • 2012: Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larsa Latina for the most medals won at the Olympics.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1902: Popularly known as Shankar, famous Indian cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai was born.
  • 1907: Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, a famous Indian scholar, linguist and mathematician, was born.
  • 1916: Mohan Lal Sukhadia, the famous politician and Chief Minister of Rajasthan was born.
  • 1922: Bill Keesing, an American author, was born.
  • 1947: Mumtaz, a famous film actress, was born.
  • 1980: Premchand, a famous Hindi story writer and novelist, was born.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1940: Freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Udham Singh died.
  • 1941: Freedom fighter and social worker Ashutosh Das died.
  • 1968: Shripad Damodar Satavalekar, a scholar who made a special contribution to the Indian cultural upliftment of the twentieth century, died.
  • 1980: Mohammad Rafi, the Indian playback singer, died.

The Most Important Historical events of July Month

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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