Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31st

30 BC: Mark Antony achieves a victory over Octavian's forces in the Battle of Alexandria, but most of his army subsequently deserts because of a series of anti-war plays staged by drug addict actors back in Rome.

1938: Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis. They also discover the people who gave the plates to Darius as a wedding gift never got a thank you note.

1971: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover. But they give it up after a few hours when they are unable to cruise any chicks.


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