July 31


July 31, 2002

1498: During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad.

1556: St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus - the Jesuit order of Roman Catholic priests and brothers - died in Rome.

1964: The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.

1981: A seven-week-old Major League Baseball strike ended. Associated Press

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