Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born on July 31, 1956.
Lisa Leslie is the first woman to slam dunk in a professional game.
Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive Olympic Long Jump Gold.
A coalition of Black civic and religious groups organized a silent march in Harlem on July 28, 1917 to protest the treatment of Blacks.
Purple Rain, starring Prince, made its box-office debut on July 27, 1984.
Gen. Colin Powell dedicates Buffalo Soldiers monument at Fort Leavenworth on July 25, 1992.