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On July 31
1498 Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.
1928 MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, White Shadows on the South Seas.
1948 U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.
1955 Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
1971 Men rode on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).
1981 The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.
1995 The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities-ABC Inc. in a $19 billion deal.
1997 In New York City, NY, police seized five bombs believed to be bound for terrorist attacks on city subways.
1998 Nicolas Cage received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 The spacecraft Lunar Prospect crashed into the moon. It was a mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface. The craft had been launched on January 6, 1998.


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