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Historical Events In August - 31

Sunday, 09 May 2021

1949  Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies on August - 31.  

1950  Contingent of 80 men from First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, leaves for the Korean War on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history hMAS Sydney and Tobruk sail for Korea  

1950  Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves on this day in history.  

1951  1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf on August - 31.  

1953  On this day in history kRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1954  On this day in history census Bureau established  

1954  On this day in history hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die  

1954  On August - 31 hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causiAug 31, massive property damage.  

1954  Census Bureau forms on August - 31.  

1955  On this day in history the birth of Ed Moses, American track athlete  

1955  The first microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx) on August - 31.  

1955  The first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

1957  On August - 31 malaya (Malaysia) gains independence from Britain  

1957  On this day in history malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain  

1959  On this day in history australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup  

1959  On August - 31 charles Delaney, dies at 67  

1960  On this day in history agricultural Hall of Fame established  

1962  Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain on August - 31.  

1963  On this day in history george F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris  

1964  Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42 on August - 31.  

1965  House of Reps joins Senate establish Dept of Housing & Urban Develop on August - 31.  

1966  Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75 on August - 31.  

1967  On August - 31 ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76  

1968  6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran on August - 31.  

1968  In Iran a 7.3 earthquake was centered about 250 kilometers south of Mashhad. There were 12,000 to 20,000 deaths, many injuries, and over 60,000 homeless on this day in history.  

1968  Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover on August - 31.  

1968  On August - 31 dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60  

1969  25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival on August - 31.  

1969  On August - 31 boxer Rocky Marciano dies in an airplane crash in Iowa, at age 4Aug 31,  

1969  Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1970  Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted on this day in history.  

1970  US defeats German FR for tennis' Davis Cup on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1569  On this day in history birth of djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India  

1602  On August - 31 birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  On August - 31 birth of guillaume Amontons, French physicist  

1696  Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on August - 31.  

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

1741  On this day in history birth of johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer  

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

1748  On August - 31 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 August - 31.  

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

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

1057  On this day in history leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies  

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on August - 31.  

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

1234  Death of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212) on August - 31.  

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on August - 31.  

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