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Historical Events In August - 31

Sunday, 25 September 2022

1880  On this day in history wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)  

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

1884  George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian on August - 31.  

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

1885  Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on August - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1887  On August - 31 thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)  

1887  On August - 31 friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist  

1888  First 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London on August - 31.  

1888  Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London on August - 31.  

1888  On August - 31 north Canterbury, New Zealand a 7+ earthquake in northern Canterbury, some 100 kilometers from Christchurch, caused the partial collapse of the cathedral's spire  

1888  Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) on this day in history.  

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  On August - 31 start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)  

1889  On August - 31 a Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball  

1892  On this day in history claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)  

1894  On August - 31 phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases  

1895  1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0) on this day in history.  

1895  Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer on August - 31.  

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  Frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946) on August - 31.  

1899  Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum on August - 31.  

1900  On August - 31 british troops over run Johannesburg  

1900  On August - 31 roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)  

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

1902  Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider) on August - 31.  

1902  On August - 31 mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73  

1903  On August - 31 joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month  

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

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

1905  On this day in history dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)  

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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 August - 31.  

1602  Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik was born on August - 31.  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on this day in history.  

1696  On August - 31 birth of johann Paul Kunzen, composer  

1721  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on August - 31.  

1741  On August - 31 birth of johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer  

1741  On this day in history birth of husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)  

1748  On August - 31 birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer  

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  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on August - 31.  

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

1057  Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies on this day in history.  

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 31.  

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