Historical Events In August - 31
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1880 On this day in history wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
1881 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI) on August - 31.
1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian on this day in history.
1885 On this day in history duBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)
1885 On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies
1886 A strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people on this day in history.
1886 On August - 31 the first major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC
1886 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die on August - 31.
1887 On August - 31 thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)
1887 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist on this day in history.
1888 On this day in history first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London
1888 On August - 31 jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London.
1888 North Canterbury, New Zealand a 7+ earthquake in northern Canterbury, some 100 kilometers from Christchurch, caused the partial collapse of the cathedral's spire on August - 31.
1888 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) on August - 31.
1888 On this day in history mary Ann Nicholls, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper
1889 On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
1889 On this day in history a Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest) on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
1895 On this day in history 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
1895 On this day in history joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum on this day in history.
1897 On August - 31 frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)
1899 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum on August - 31.
1900 British troops over run Johannesburg on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)
1902 Split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider) on August - 31.
1902 On August - 31 split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
1902 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1903 On August - 31 joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
1903 On August - 31 arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
1905 25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119) on August - 31.
1905 Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City) on August - 31.