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On this day: July 31

Apollo 15 Lunar Rover on moon, astronaut Jim Irwin

NASA

Mt. Fuji erupts, the Apollo 15 astronauts go for a ride, major-league baseball players end their strike, and Michael Phelps swims into Olympic history, all on this day.

On this day: July 30

Jimmy Hoffa file photo

Library of Congress

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

On this day: July 29

1948 Summer Olympics, London

National Media Museum

Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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