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Historical Events In August - 31

Monday, 28 September 2020

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 August - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1953  KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting on August - 31.  

1954  On August - 31 census Bureau established  

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 August - 31.  

1954  Census Bureau forms on this day in history.  

1955  On August - 31 the birth of Ed Moses, American track athlete  

1955  On this day in history the first microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)  

1955  On this day in history the first sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill  

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

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

1957  Malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain on August - 31.  

1959  Australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup on August - 31.  

1959  On August - 31 charles Delaney, dies at 67  

1960  Agricultural Hall of Fame established on this day in history.  

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

1963  On August - 31 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 this day in history.  

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

1967  On this day in history 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 August - 31.  

1968  Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60 on August - 31.  

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

1969  Boxer Rocky Marciano dies in an airplane crash in Iowa, at age 4Aug 31, on this day in history.  

1969  On August - 31 ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72  

1970  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  On this day in history birth of guillaume Amontons, French physicist  

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

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

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

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  

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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 August - 31 death of pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque  

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  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 August - 31.  

1234  Death of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212) on this day in history.  

1372  On August - 31 death of ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)  

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