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Historical Events In August - 31

Friday, 03 July 2020

1949  On August - 31 andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies  

1950  On August - 31 contingent of 80 men from First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, leaves for the Korean War.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1954  On August - 31 census Bureau established  

1954  Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die on this day in history.  

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

1954  Census Bureau forms on August - 31.  

1955  The birth of Ed Moses, American track athlete on August - 31.  

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

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  Charles Delaney, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1960  On August - 31 agricultural Hall of Fame established  

1962  On this day in history trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain  

1963  George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75  

1967  Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76 on August - 31.  

1968  On this day in history 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran  

1968  On August - 31 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  

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 this day in history.  

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

1969  On this day in history boxer Rocky Marciano dies in an airplane crash in Iowa, at age 4Aug 31,  

1969  Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72 on August - 31.  

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

1970  On August - 31 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 August - 31 birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on August - 31.  

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

1721  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on August - 31.  

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  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 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 August - 31.  

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

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