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Famous Events For August 31 – Today In History

August 31: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 31 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 31, 1056 – The Macedonian empire comes to an end of the illness of Queen of Byzantine Theodora and the subsequent demise
2. August 31, 1142 – thinkable date of the founding of the Iroquois Confederation with the assistance of Hiawatha and Deganawidah

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3. August 31, 1230 – grant of fairness to Swells by the Bishop Willebrand of Utrecht
4. August 31, 1310 – crowning of Johan as king of Bohemia by his father king of Germany, Heinrich VII
5. August 31, 1422 – Henry VI declared king of England when he was 9 months old

18th Century – What Happened on August 31 – The 1700s

6. August 31, 1745 – Prince Charlie of Bonnie arrives in Blair Castle, Scotland
7. August 31, 1751 – Arcot in India captured by the British Army under the command of Sir Robert Clive
8. August 31, 1772 – vessels anchored off Dominica devastated by cyclone
9. August 31, 1778 – during a revolt, the British murder 17 Indians in the Bronx

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19th Century – August 31 This Day That Year – The 1800s

10. August 31, 1829 – creation of “Guillaume” in Paris
11. August 31, 1836 – ship HMS Beagle fastens in Postage Praia. Cape Verde Islands
12. August 31, 1842 – copyrights granted to Micah Rugg for a nut and bolts mechanism
13. August 31, 1842 – setting up of US Navy Observatory by an act of parliament
14. August 31, 1843 – James Birney was presidential hopeful of the Liberty Party
15. August 31, 1850 – planners of California organized at Montgomery and Clay Streets
16. August 31, 1864 – there were 1900 fatalities at the war of Jonesboro Georgia
17. August 31, 1876 – Abd-ul-Hamid II takes over as Sultan of Ottoman from his brother Sultan Murat V
18. August 31, 1881 – first play of US Men’s single tennis challenges
19. August 31, 1886 – earthquake of high intensity at Charleston, SC, US leaves 110 killed

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20. August 31, 1887 – copyright granted to Thomas Edison for his Kinetoscope, an instrument that can capture moving objects
21. August 31, 1889 – commencement of Sherlock Holmes escapades, “Cardboard Box”
22. August 31, 1891 – Oliver Campbell defeats Clarence Hobart (2-6,7-5,7-9,6-1,6-2) at the 11th US Men’s National Championships
23. August 31, 1894 – 7 bases achieved by Billy Hamilton of the Phillies
24. August 31, 1894 – the liberal administration headed by Richard Seddon in New Zealand approves the Industrial Workers Act, banning stoppage of work and favoring negotiation – thus New Zealand becomes the 1st country in the world to pass such an Act
25. August 31, 1895 – QB John Brallier won 12-0 in the 1st ace football play and paid $10
26. August 31, 1896 – the debut of “Rosemary” guided by Louis Napoleon Parker at NYC
27. August 31, 1897 – conquering of Berber, North of Khartoum by British army commanded by General Kitchener
28. August 31, 1897 – copyright granted to Thomas Edison for his motion picture camera

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 31 – 1900

29. August 31, 1900 – Johannesburg occupied by British Army
30. August 31, 1902 – Mrs. Adolph Landeburg, horse rider, was the first woman to wear the split skirt
31. August 31, 1904 – Holcombe Ward defeats William Clothier (10=8,6-4,9-7) at the 24th US Men’s National championships
32. August 31, 1905 – seize of German Fort Mahenge East Africa by Mbunga riots
33. August 31, 1905 – Beals Wright defeats Holcombe Ward (6-2,6-1,11-9) at the 25th US Men’s National Championship
34. August 31, 1907 – agreement for peace amongst Britain, Russia with Afghanistan
35. August 31, 1907 – Britain, Russia, and France are parties to a cordial agreement

36. August 31, 1909 – copyrights granted to A J Reach Co for cork-cantered baseball
37. August 31, 1909 – Stockholm marathon achieved by Thure Johnstown (2:40:34.2)
38. August 31, 1910 – historic speech by Theodore Roosevelt in Kansas
39. August 31, 1911 – Color-coded aircraft metal cutting instruments demonstrated by Anthony Fokker
40. August 31, 1913- inauguration of PSV soccer association in Eindhoven, Netherlands
41. August 31, 1913 – huge rebellion on Sackville road quelled by Dublin City constabulary leaving two protestors dead
42. August 31, 1914 – state high rainfall of 24.8 cm at Bloomingdale, Michigan
43. August 31, 1914 – assault on Paris withheld by General von Kluck
44. August 31, 1914 – Soldau, East- Prussia regained by German Army

45. August 31, 1915 – Brazil was one of the parties to agree to the Buenos Aires patent agreement
46. August 31, 1916 – the debut of “Chu Chin Chow” a melodic by Oscar Asche in London
47. August 31, 1917 – a military coup in China organized by Sun Yat-sen and chooses Sun Yat-sen as chief of the army
48. August 31, 1918 – Boston Red Sox won the AL banner
49. August 31, 1919 – the founding of the American Communist Labour Group by John Reed in Chicago
50. August 31, 1919 – Ukrainian defense forces execute 35 Jewish army group
51. August 31, 1919 – Kiev regained by Ukrainian defence
52. August 31, 1920 – allowances for the aged started in Belgium
53. August 31, 1920 – 1st news transmission of news on air by Detroit radio
54. August 31, 1923 – Italian defense forces seize Corfu

55. August 31, 1923 – Mussolini directs Greek authorities to express regret for the loss of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian boundary
56. August 31, 1924 – 10000 m world’s best achieved by Paavo Nurmi (30:06.2)
57. August 31, 1928 – debut performance of the play “The Threepenny Opera” by Brecht and Weil
58. August 31, 1929 – Owen D Yong as chairman of the committee finalises the World War I compensation at 112 billion Gold Marks to be paid over 59 years
59. August 31, 1934 – Chicago Bears score 0, All-Star score 0 at the 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game
60. August 31, 1935 – 1st trap shooting championship at national level
61. August 31, 1935 – FDR bans export of US weapons to persons waging war
62. August 31, 1935 – 105 tons of cabbages excavated in 6 hours by a Russian Alelsei Stachanov
63. August 31, 1937 – Det’s beginner Rudy York achieves 18 HRs in August
64. August 31, 1938 – All-Star scores 28, Washington 16 at the 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game
65. August 31, 1939 – Mongolia cleared of all Japanese army
66. August 31, 1939 – The radio station in Gleiwitz becomes the target for a planned Polish attack
67. August 31, 1940 – 39 airplanes were lost by the RAF while the Luftwaffe lost 41
68. August 31, 1940 – restriction of soap introduced in the Netherlands by German tenants

69. August 31, 1940 – a gathering of US National Guards
70. August 31, 1941 – debut performance of Great Gildersleeve on NBC
71. August 31, 1942 – attack by the combined forces of Germany and Italy at the war of Alam Halfa
72. August 31, 1942 – 131 friendship vessels were destroyed and sunk by U-boats
73. August 31, 1443 – US offensive against Marcus Island
74. August 31, 1944 – “Gothen-linie” in Italy attacked by associated forces
75. August 31, 1944 – the seat of power in France shifted from Algiers to Paris
76. August 31, 1944 – Bordeaux freed by French army
77. August 31, 1944 – the combined forces of Soviet and Romania seize Bordeaux
78. August 31, 1945 – Robert Menzies started the Liberals Party of Australia
79. August 31, 1947 – The Hungarian communist party voted to power
80. August 31, 1948 – Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands completes 50 years and rejoices on the occasion
81. August 31, 1950 – Gil Hodges of Dodger achieves 4 HRs in a game Vs Braves
82. August 31, 1951 – initiation to have CD/record with 33 1/3% in Dusseldorf
83. August 31, 1953 – inauguration of KRBC TV Transmission channel 9 in Abilene
84. August 31, 1954 – cyclone, Carol, strikes New England and leaves 70 dead.
85. August 31, 1954 – inauguration of the WMTW TV transmission channel 8 in Poland-Poland Spring
86. August 31, 1955 – operation of the first heatwave TV transmission station at Lufkin, TX
87. August 31, 1955 – vehicle powered by sun energy established in Chicago
88. August 31, 1955 – inauguration of TV transmission channel 9 in Lufkin, TX
89. August 31, 1957 – Malaya granted freedom by the Great Britain
90. August 31, 1959 – Australia triumphs against the USA in the 48th Davis Cup (3-2)

91. August 31, 1959 – LPGA Waterloo Golf Open won by Betsy Rawls
92. August 31, 1959 – Sandy Koufax exceeds the NL best achieved by Dizzy – 18 strikeouts in a play
93. August 31, 1960 – Hall of Fame created for Agricultural branch
94. August 31, 1961 – Inauguration of a Dance group at the national level in Amsterdam
95. August 31, 1962 – Britain grants freedom to Trinidad and Tobago
96. August 31, 1964 – construction of Anaheim Stadium started. This becomes the home of Angels
97. August 31, 1965 – the creation of a new branch to oversee Housing and city expansion approved by the US Parliament
98. August 31, 1965 – maiden trip of Super Guppy Aeroplane belonging to Aero Spacelines
99. August 31, 1966 – Referee Leo Horn calls it a day after the soccer competition (Ajax-Bulgaria)
100. August 31, 1968 – earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in NE Iran leaves 12000 dead and razes 60000 houses
101. August 31, 1968 – Bruce Fleisher achieves the 68th US Golf Amateur Championship
102. August 31, 1968 – a report from Private Eye mentions that the folder will show a nude photo of Lennon and Yoke Ono
103. August 31, 1968 – Verne Gagne defeats Dick Buyers in Minn and thus achieves the NWA championship
104. August 31, 1968 – Garfield Sobers scores 6 sixes in one over and becomes the first cricketer to achieve this
105. August 31, 1969 – Pop Festival at New Orleans attracts 25000 turn out
106. August 31, 1970 – Germany defeated by the US at the 59th Davis Cup
107. August 31, 1970 – imprisonment of Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther campaigner
108. August 31, 1970 – Peter Yarrow detained for molesting a teenage lass
109. August 31, 1971 – world’s best in female marathon achieved by Adrienne Beames (2:46:30)
110. August 31, 1971 – inquiry initiated against excesses of safekeeping staff on jail mates waiting for hearing in Northern Ireland
111. August 31, 1971 – 10000 m run world best and Olympic best achieved by Lasse Viren (27:38.4)
112. August 31, 1972 – Olympic Gold in physical exercises achieved by Olga Korbut of the USSR
113. August 31, 1973 – Foreman vanquishes Roman in the 1st heavyweight championship held in Japan

114. August 31, 1973 – Earl Anthony gained PBA National Championship
115. August 31, 1974 – Scheveningen harbor becomes the new headquarters for Pirate Radio Veronica
116. August 31, 1976 – it was established that George Harrison copied the song “My Sweet Lord”
117. August 31, 1976 – Mexican currency reduced in value
118. August 31, 1976 – The constitutions of Trinidad and Tobago approved
119. August 31, 1976 – Marathon (2:09:55.0) achieved by Waldemar Cierpinski at the 18th Olympics
120. August 31, 1977 – Alexander Fedotov reaches a height of 38.26 km (125,524 ft) and thus created a record
121. August 31, 1977 – installation of Spyros Kyprianou as President of Cyprus
122. August 31, 1977 – Ian Smith, an advocate of cultural separation, got the majority of white people’s vote in the Rhodesian election
123. August 31, 1978 – Sri Lanka approves its constitution
124. August 31, 1978 – Atomic test by US at Nevada Test site
125. August 31, 1979 – In US Open Tennis, Tracy Austin (16 years) triumphs over Andrea Jager ( 14 years)
126. August 31, 1979 – a heavenly body, Howad-Koomur-Michels crashes with Sun
127. August 31, 1979, Donald McHenry replaces Andrew Young as UN diplomat
128. August 31, 1979 – Danny Ozark, manager succeeded by Dallas Green
129. August 31, 1980 – valedictory of “Oklahoma!” after 301 presentations at Palace Theater, NYC
130. August 31, 1980 – Hal Sutton achieves the 80th US Golf Amateur Championship
131. August 31, 1980 – Polish government acknowledge trade union association
132. August 31, 1981 – In his debut performance Drik Wellham achieved 103 runs in the Test Cricket Vs England at Lord
133. August 31, 1981 – Jim Frey of Royals, was dismissed as Manager, and in his place Dick Howser appointed
134. August 31, 1982 – Atomic test by USSR
135. August 31, 1983 – 400 m obstacle best achieved by Edwin Moses of USA (47.02)
136. August 31, 1983 – Golden Lion award to “First Name: Carmen” guided by Jean-Luc Godard at the 40th Venice Film Festival
137. August 31, 1984 – In the heavyweight boxing title, Pinklon Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon in 12
138. August 31, 1985 – jogging mile best of 1:53.4 achieved by “Prakas” at Du Quoin
139. August 31, 1985 – horses earning more than $100 M were ridden by Angel Stalker and he was the 3rd jockey
140. August 31, 1986 – Air accident involving Aeromexco DC-9 and another small aircraft in LA leaves 82 dead
141. August 31, 1986 – Ship accidents involving a Russian commercial vessel and coast ship Admiral Nakhimov leave 398 dead
142. August 31, 1987 – the earning in a year from golf reaches $697,385 for Curtis Strange – a record for a year
143. August 31, 1987 – conclusion of the mine workers longest strikes in South Africa
144. August 31, 1988 – commencement of power shutdown for 5 days in Seattle
145. August 31, 1988 – South Africa Assembly of churches was the target of bomb attacks
146. August 31, 1989 – mediator T. Roberts commands the proprietors to compensate $105 million for conspiracy
147. August 31, 1990 – agreement on joining lawful and administrative systems reached between East and West Germany
148. August 31, 1990 – the 1st father and son duo to play on the same side – Ken Griffey Sr and Jr
149. August 31, 1991 – Richard J Kerr retires as deputy director of the CIA
150. August 31, 1991 – the Rockies do not bat in an order in the first innings against Expos
151. August 31, 1991 – The term of William H Webster as the 14th director of the CIA comes to an end
152. August 31, 1992 – Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd and Dana Delane got the 44th Emmy Award
153. August 31, 1992 – A blast in a mine in the Philippines kills 500
154. August 31, 1992 – debut performance of Howard Stern Radio Show in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
155. August 31, 1993 – Minnesota Twins defeat Cleave Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
156. August 31, 1993 – Present of Venezuela, Carlos Perz absconds
157. August 31, 1993 – valedictory for HMS Mercury, communication training establishment, ends after 52 years in service
158. August 31, 1993 – Golden Lion awarded to “Shortcuts” guided by Robert Altman and “Three Colors: Blue” guided by Krzysztof Kieslowski
159. August 31, 1994 – Russian soldiers in Estonia and Latvia evacuated
160. August 31, 1994 – No-war declaration by Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland
161. August 31, 1994 – World’s best chess champion Gari Kasparov accepts defeat from Pentium computer
162. August 31, 1994 – no war announcement by Irish Republican Defence
163. August 31, 1997 – valedictory of “Gin Game” after 144 presentations at Lyceum Theatre NYC
164. August 31, 1997 – broadcast of the last event of Rolanda
165. August 31, 1997 – Greater Milwaukee Golf Open achieved by Scott Hoch
166. August 31, 1997 – death of Princess Diana in a car accident in a subway in Paris
167. August 31, 1998 – launching of the first satellite by North Korea
168. August 31, 1999 – apartments destroyed by detonations in Moscow kills one person and leaves 40 injured
169. August 31, 1999 – air accident involving LAPA Boeing 737-200 during flight from Jorge Newbury aerodrome in Buenos Aires kills 65
170. August 31, 1999 – Dino Ciccarelli calls it a day from the NHL

21st Century – August 31 This Day In History – The 2000s

171. August 31, 2003 – valedictory of the 9th World Championships in Athletics at Saint-Denis, France
172. August 31, 2005 – pandemonium on the Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad leaves 1199 dead
173. August 31, 2006 – Golden Lion awarded to “Brokeback Mountain” guided by Ang Lee at the 62nd Venice Film Festival
174. August 31, 2006 – The painting by Edward Munch, a famous one, viz “The Scream” was stolen on 22, Aug.2004 and was traced when a Norwegian constabulary searched.
175. August 31, 2006 – At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson and James Blunt won the 23rd MTV Video Music Awards
176. August 31, 2011 – Golden Lion awarded to the film “Faust”, guided by Alexander Sokurov at the 68th Venice Film Festival
177. August 31, 2012 – in a copyright disagreement, Apple lost to Samsung in Tokyo, Japan
178. August 31, 2012 – The film, “Argo” guided by Ben Affleck and featured by Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman debuts at the Telluride Film Festival. This was declared as best picture in 2013
179. August 31, 2015 – fierce dissents in Kyiv after Ukraine legislature vote, 1 police guard died, and 100 were injured
180. August 31, 2015 – Mt. Mc Kinley was renamed Denali as was in the native American and approved by President Obama
181. August 31, 2015 – the arrival of US President Obama in Alaska on a 3-day trip on the importance of changes in the environment
182. August 31, 2016 – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was voted out of office on impeachment

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