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Historical Events In August - 31

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1880  Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948) on this day in history.  

1881  On this day in history 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)  

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

1885  On this day in history duBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)  

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

1886  A strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)  

1887  Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist on August - 31.  

1888  First 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London on this day in history.  

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

1888  On August - 31 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  Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG) on this day in history.  

1889  A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball on August - 31.  

1892  Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest) on August - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1900  British troops over run Johannesburg on this day in history.  

1900  Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1905  On August - 31 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  On August - 31 birth of djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India  

1602  Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik was born on this day in history.  

1663  On this day in history birth of guillaume Amontons, French physicist  

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

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

1741  Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary on August - 31.  

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

1158  On this day in history sancho III, King of Castile, dies  

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

1234  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)  

1372  On August - 31 death of ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)  

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