Today In History July 31st

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1928: MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time.

MGM’s mascot Leo the lion roars for the very first time, introducing MGM’s first talking picture “White Shadows on the South Seas”

 

2001: Court shuts down Napster

Napster, the brainchild of a 19-year-old college student Sean Parker that single-handedly brought the music industry to its knees is deemed illegal by a San Francisco court and asked to shut down its operation.

 

1955: Youngest person to swim the English Channel

Marilyn Bell becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel, covering a distance of 21-mile from France to England in 14 hours, 36 minutes.

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