HISTORY
31 July 2021: This day in history

30 BC: Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves minor victory over Octavian, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to Octavian’s invasion of Egypt

1620: Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden, Netherlands for England on their way to America

1917: World War I: Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) begins, goes on to cause approximately 500,000 casualties

1961: Israel welcomes its one millionth immigrant

2007: Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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