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.