On this day: July 31

POSTED: 08:36 PM PDT Jul 30, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 30, 2014 

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.

OTD July 31 - Lunar Rover
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NASA

1971: Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott become the first to ride in a lunar rover. It remains on the surface of the moon today.

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