Historical Events In August - 31
Thursday, 15 April 2021
1880 On August - 31 wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
1881 1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI) on this day in history.
1884 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian on this day in history.
1885 DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy) on this day in history.
1885 Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies on August - 31.
1886 On August - 31 a strong earthquake rocks Charleston, SC, killing more than 100 people.
1886 On August - 31 the first major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC
1886 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die on August - 31.
1887 Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures) on this day in history.
1887 On August - 31 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 this day in history 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 this day in history ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)
1888 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 on August - 31.
1889 On this day in history start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
1889 On August - 31 a Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball
1892 On this day in history claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)
1894 On August - 31 phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
1895 On August - 31 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
1895 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer on August - 31.
1896 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC on August - 31.
1897 General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum on August - 31.
1897 Frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946) on this day in history.
1899 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum on August - 31.
1900 British troops over run Johannesburg on this day in history.
1900 Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore) on August - 31.
1902 On this day in history split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
1902 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider) on this day in history.
1902 On August - 31 mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
1903 On this day in history joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month
1903 On August - 31 arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
1905 On this day in history 25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119)
1905 On this day in history dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)