Famous People Who Died on July 31
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profile name: Andrew Johnson profile occupation: U.S. President
profile id: 9383467
profile name: Franz Liszt profile occupation: Educator, Songwriter, Pianist
profile id: 38601
profile name: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla profile occupation: Activist, Folk Hero, Political Leader, Priest
profile id: 39660
profile name: Gore Vidal profile occupation: Critic, Author, Playwright
profile id: 39262
profile name: Omar Torrijos profile occupation: General, Political Leader
profile id: 9534191
profile name: Teddy Wilson profile occupation: Pianist
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