THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.