Historical Events In August - 31
Monday, 21 June 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 On August - 31 george Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
1885 DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) on August - 31.
1885 On August - 31 dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies
1886 On this day in history a strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people.
1886 The first major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC on August - 31.
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 On August - 31 first 'Jack the Ripper' victim discovered in Buck's Row, London
1888 Jack the Ripper claims his first victim as the body of Mary Ann Nicholls is found in London on August - 31.
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 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 this day in history.
1889 On August - 31 start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
1889 A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball on August - 31.
1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest) on this day in history.
1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases on this day in history.
1895 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0) on this day in history.
1895 On this day in history joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC on August - 31.
1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum on August - 31.
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 On this day in history roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)
1902 On August - 31 split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
1902 On this day in history 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 this day in history joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
1903 Arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout) on August - 31.
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 this day in history.