31st July

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1998 UK imposes ban on land mines The UK goverment announces a total ban on the use of land mines, one month before the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
1991 Strategic Arms Treaty signed Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and George H Bush meet in Moscow to sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
1971 Apollo 15 David Scott and James Irwin steer the Lunar Rover, the first vehicle to be driven on the surface of the moon.
1956 Record for Jim Laker English cricketer Jim Laker takes all 10 Australian wickets in the second innings of the Test Match at Old Trafford.
1954 Record for Ardito Desio An Italian expedition, led by Ardito Desio becomes the first to conquer K2 in the Himalayas.

 

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On This Day - 31st July