July 31, 1964 – Ranger 7 photographs Moon

July 31, 1964 – Ranger 7 photographs Moon

Ranger 7, an unmanned U.S. lunar probe, takes the first close-up images of the Moon–4,308 in total–before it impacts with the lunar surface northwest of the Sea of the Clouds.

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July 31, 1965 – J.K. Rowling born

July 31, 1965 – J.K. Rowling born

On this day in 1965, Joanne Rowling, better known the world over as J.K. Rowling, the author and creator of the celebrated Harry Potter book series, is born near Bristol, England.

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