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Historical Events In August - 31

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

1949  On this day in history andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies  

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

1950  HMAS Sydney and Tobruk sail for Korea on this day in history.  

1950  Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves on August - 31.  

1951  On this day in history 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf  

1953  On August - 31 kRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1954  Census Bureau established on this day in history.  

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

1954  Hurricane Carol hits New England, killing more than 60 people and causiAug 31, massive property damage on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history census Bureau forms  

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  On August - 31 the first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill  

1955  On August - 31 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

1957  Malaya (Malaysia) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

1957  Malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

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

1959  On this day in history charles Delaney, dies at 67  

1960  On this day in history agricultural Hall of Fame established  

1962  Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain on this day in history.  

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

1964  On August - 31 carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42  

1965  On this day in history house of Reps joins Senate establish Dept of Housing & Urban Develop  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1968  Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60 on this day in history.  

1969  25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival on this day in history.  

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

1969  On this day in history ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72  

1970  On August - 31 lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted  

1970  On this day in history uS defeats German FR for tennis' Davis Cup  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1721  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

1741  On August - 31 birth of johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer  

1741  Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0651  On August - 31 death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary  

0683  On this day in history death of pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque  

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  Al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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