THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day in His­tory

To­day is Mon­day, July 31, the 212th day of 2017. There are 153 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1777: Dur­ing the Revo­lu­tion­ary War, the Mar­quis de Lafayette, a 19-yearold French no­ble­man, was made a ma­jor-gen­eral in the Amer­i­can Con­ti­nen­tal Army.

IN THE WORLD

1954: Pak­istan's K2 was con­quered as two mem­bers of an Ital­ian ex­pe­di­tion, Achille Com­pagnoni and Lino Lacedelli, reached the sum­mit. HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Hall of Famer Evonne Goolagong Caw­ley is 66. Ac­tor Michael Biehn is 61. En­tre­pre­neur Mark Cuban is 59. Ac­tor Wes­ley Snipes is 55. Mu­si­cian Fat­boy Slim is 54. Author J.K. Rowl­ing is 52. Ac­tor Dean Cain is 51. Mu­si­cian Zac Brown is 39.

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