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Historical Events In August - 31

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1880  Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948) on August - 31.  

1881  On August - 31 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)  

1884  George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian on this day in history.  

1885  DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) on this day in history.  

1885  Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on this day in history.  

1886  On August - 31 a strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people.  

1886  On this day in history 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  Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures) on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist  

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 this day in history.  

1888  On August - 31 ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)  

1888  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 on August - 31.  

1889  Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG) on August - 31.  

1889  A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball on this day in history.  

1892  Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest) on this day in history.  

1894  On August - 31 phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases  

1895  On August - 31 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)  

1895  Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer on this day in history.  

1896  Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1897  On August - 31 general Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum  

1897  On this day in history frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)  

1899  Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history british troops over run Johannesburg  

1900  Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore) on August - 31.  

1902  On August - 31 split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)  

1902  On August - 31 split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)  

1902  On this day in history mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73  

1903  On this day in history joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month  

1903  On this day in history arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)  

1905  On August - 31 25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119)  

1905  Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City) on August - 31.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1569  Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India was born on this day in history.  

1602  On August - 31 birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on August - 31.  

1696  Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on August - 31.  

1721  On this day in history birth of george Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)  

1741  On this day in history birth of johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer  

1741  Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on August - 31.  

1748  Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer was born on August - 31.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0651  On this day in history death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary  

0683  On August - 31 death of pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque  

1056  On August - 31 death of theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)  

1057  On August - 31 leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies  

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on August - 31.  

1218  On August - 31 al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies  

1234  Death of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212) on this day in history.  

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

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