This Day in History

July 31st in History

The Spanish Armada is sighted! William Quantrill, Milton Friedman, Wesley Snipes, and J. K. Rowling are born; Liszt, Saint-Exupery, and Gore Vidal die. It's Black Tot Day, marking the Royal Navy's elimination of the rum ration.

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Quote of the Day

"I'm a libertine, but it's not my speciality."

Primo Levi, chemist, poet, and Holocaust survivor born July 31, 1919