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Historical Events In August - 31

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1971  On August - 31 dave Scott becomes first person to drive a car on the Moon  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On this day in history olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  On August - 31 the first heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78 on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  William Pershing Benedict, American pilot on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  On August - 31 pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  On this day in history kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524') on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On this day in history ian Smith wins the Rhodesian general election with 80 per cent of the overwhelmingly white electorate's vote.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  Symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1979  Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with the Sun on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On August - 31 movie actress Sally Rand dies of heart failure at age 76 in Glendora, CAug 31,  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history e J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  Poland's Solidarity labor union founded on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  Pinklin Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon for the WBC heavyweight title on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  On August - 31 a private plane collides with an Aeromexico jet over Cerritos, CA, killing 82 people.Aug 31,  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Aeromexico jet & small plane collide kill 82 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Soviet passenger ship Adm Nakhimov, collides with a merchant vessel on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On August - 31 curtis Strange sets golf's earning for the year record ($697,385)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On this day in history 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On August - 31 a Delta Boeing 727 crashes during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, killing 14 passengers.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On August - 31 johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On August - 31 leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history russians pull last 500 military personnel left from cold war, out of Lithuania  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On this day in history artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  On August - 31 beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  David Scott, priest, dies at 72 on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1999  A Boeing 737 jet crashes during takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1569  Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1602  Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1696  Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1741  Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1741  Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1748  On August - 31 birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0651  On August - 31 death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0683  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1056  Death of Theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981) on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1057  On August - 31 leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1158  Sancho III, King of Castile, dies on August - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1234  Death of Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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