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Historical Events In August - 31

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

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

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

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

1885  On this day in history dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies  

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

1886  On August - 31 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 August - 31 thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)  

1887  Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist on this day in history.  

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 August - 31.  

1888  Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano) on August - 31.  

1888  On this day in history 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  On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)  

1889  On this day in history a Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball  

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

1894  On this day in history phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases  

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

1895  On this day in history joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer  

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

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

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

1900  On this day in history roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)  

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  Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1903  On August - 31 arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)  

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

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 August - 31.  

1602  On this day in history 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  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

1741  Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on August - 31.  

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

1748  On this day in history birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

0683  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on August - 31.  

1056  On this day in history 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 August - 31.  

1218  On this day in history al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies  

1234  On August - 31 death of emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)  

1372  On this day in history death of ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)  

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