On This Day 31 July

Important Days

Important Events

2006 – Fidel Castro hands over power to his brother, Raúl.
2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
2014 – Gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least 20 people and injure more than 270.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1880 – Premchand, Indian author and playwright (d. 1936)

1919 – Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)

1941 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 2004)

1947 – Mumtaz, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1805 – Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian soldier (b. 1756)

1940 – Udham Singh, Indian activist (b. 1899)

1980 – Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)

2014 – Nabarun Bhattacharya, Indian journalist and author (b. 1948)