ON THIS DAY.
Born today July31 Actress Geraldine Chaplin, 66 Tennis champion
Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 59 Actor Wesley Snipes, 48 Singer &
musician Jim Corr, 46 Author J K Rowling, 45 Actress Emilia Fox, 36,
right. 1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines The British Government
announces a total ban on landmines, a month before the first anniversary
of the death of Princess Diana. 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear
warheads The US and the Soviet Union sign the Start treaty to reduce
stockpiles of nuclear warheads by about a third. 1987: Newspaper caught
in Spycatcher row The Government sues the Sunday Telegraph over secret
service memoirs. 1973: Chaotic meeting of Belfast Assembly Loyalists
disrupt the new Northern Ireland Assembly, the first elected body since
the British imposed direct rule in March. 1962: Violence flares at
Mosley rally Former fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley is assaulted at a
rally in London's east end.