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Historical Events In August - 31

Thursday, 09 December 2021

1880  Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948) on August - 31.  

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  DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) on August - 31.  

1885  On August - 31 dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies  

1886  A strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people on August - 31.  

1886  On this day in history the first major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC  

1886  On this day in history 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die  

1887  Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 August - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1892  On August - 31 claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)  

1894  Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases on August - 31.  

1895  1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0) on August - 31.  

1895  Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer on August - 31.  

1896  On August - 31 louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC  

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  On August - 31 paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum  

1900  British troops over run Johannesburg on August - 31.  

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

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  On this day in history 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.  

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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  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on August - 31.  

1696  On this day in history birth of johann Paul Kunzen, composer  

1721  On August - 31 birth of george Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)  

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

1741  On August - 31 birth of husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834)  

1748  Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on this day in history.  

1056  Death of Theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981) on August - 31.  

1057  Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies on August - 31.  

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

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