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July 31st In Pop Culture History

781 - The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

1492 - Jews were expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree took effect.

1790 - The first US patent (X000001) as issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

1930 - The radio mystery program The Shadow aired for the first time.

1931 - New York television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) began broadcasting.

1948 - Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (now John F. Kennedy International Airport) was dedicated.

1961 - At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history happened, after the game was stopped in the ninth inning because of rain.

1971 - #1 Hit July 31, 1971 - August 6, 1971: James Taylor - You've Got a Friend

July 31, 1980 Birthday (fictional) Harry Potter, Harry Potter

July 31, 1989 - Game Boy released, Video game

1995 - The Walt Disney Company announced their plans to purchase both ABC and ESPN

1999 - #1 Hit July 31, 1999 - September 3, 1999: Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle

2003 - Broadway Show - Avenue Q (Musical) July 31, 2003

2006 - Cuba's Fidel Castro handed over power to brother, Raul Castro.

2010 - #1 Hit July 31, 2010 - September 17, 2010: Eminem featuring Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie

2015 - Millions of people went outside and looked up, and when they came back in they said, "They lied to us. That moon's not blue."

2015 - Descendants aired on The Disney Channel

July 31st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Dean Cain (1967)
Harry James Potter (1980)
J.K. Rowling (1965)
Krystal Meyers (1988)
Louis De Funes (1914)
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
-Henry Lewis Stimson

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