Historical Events In August - 31
Saturday, 15 August 2020
1999 Detroit area teachers begin a nine-day strike, postponing the first day of school for 170,000 students on this day in history.
2005 A crowd crush on the Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills several hundred civilians (see Baghdad bridge stampede) on August - 31.
2006 On this day in history edvard Munch paintings The Scream and Madonna are recovered in a police raid in Oslo, Norway.
2012 Researchers successfully perform the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes on August - 31.
2012 Armenia severs diplomatic relations with Hungary, following the extradition to Azerbaijan and subsequent pardoning of Ramil Safarov, who was convicted of killing an Armenian soldier in Hungary in 2004. The move is also met with fierce criticism from other countries on August - 31.
2017 International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh on this day in history.
2017 Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports" on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift