Historical Events In August - 31
Monday, 03 August 2020
1880 On August - 31 wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
1881 On this day in history 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)
1884 On August - 31 george Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian
1885 On August - 31 duBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)
1885 Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on August - 31.
1886 A strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people on this day in history.
1886 On this day in history the first major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC
1886 On August - 31 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
1887 On August - 31 thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)
1887 On this day in history 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 August - 31 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 On August - 31 ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
1888 On this day in history 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
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG) on August - 31.
1889 On this day in history a Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
1892 Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest) on this day in history.
1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases on August - 31.
1895 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0) on this day in history.
1895 On August - 31 joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC on August - 31.
1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum on August - 31.
1897 On August - 31 frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)
1899 On this day in history paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
1900 On this day in history british troops over run Johannesburg
1900 On August - 31 roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)
1902 Split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider) on this day in history.
1902 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider) on August - 31.
1902 On this day in history mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
1903 Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month on August - 31.
1903 On this day in history arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
1905 25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119) on this day in history.
1905 On August - 31 dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)