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What Happened on August 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and removed from office.
2006 Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
2005 The 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge stampede in Baghdad kills 953 people.
1999 The first of a series of bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.
1999 A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
1996 Saddam Hussein's troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK.
1994 Russia completes removing its troops from Estonia.
1993 Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania.
1991 Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1988 Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 crashes while during takeoff from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, killing 14.
1987 Thai Airways Flight 365 crashes into the ocean near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.
1986 Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 Cherokee over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.
1986 The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
1963 Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah) achieves self governance.
1962 Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.
1959 A parcel bomb sent by Ngô Đình Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diỿm, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
1957 The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1949 The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
1943 USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned.
1941 World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.
1940 Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19 crashes near Lovettsville, Virginia. The CAB investigation of the accident is the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce act of 1938.
1939 Nazi Germany mounts a false flag attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day, thus starting World War II in Europe.
1936 Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.
1935 In an attempt to stay out of the growing tensions concerning Germany and Japan, the United States passes the first of its Neutrality Acts.
1920 Polish-Soviet War: A decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.
1918 World War I: Start of the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin, a successful assault by the Australian Corps during the Hundred Days Offensive.
1907 Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Anglo-Russian Convention, by which the UK recognizes Russian preeminence in northern Persia, while Russia recognizes British preeminence in southeastern Persia and Afghanistan. Both powers pledge not to interfere in Tibet.
1897 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1895 German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.
1888 Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims.
1886 The 7.0 Mw⿯ Charleston earthquake affects southeastern South Carolina with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Sixty people killed with damage estimated at $5-6 million.
1876 Ottoman Sultan Murad V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abdul Hamid II.
1864 During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta.
1813 At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repel a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial.
1798 Irish Rebellion: Irish rebels, with French assistance, establish the short-lived Republic of Connacht.
1795 War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.
1776 William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, begins serving his first term.
1422 King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months.
1314 King Haakon V of Norway moves the capital from Bergen to Oslo.
1218 Al-Kamil becomes sultan of the Ayyubid dynasty.
1057 Abdication of Byzantine Emperor Michael VI Bringas after just one year.
1056 After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.
Famous People Born on August 31

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Year Name
1978 Sandis Valters, Latvian basketball player
1970 Zack Ward, Canadian actor and producer
1748 Jean-ÿtienne Despréaux, French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer, and playwright (d. 1820)
1884 George Sarton, Belgian-American historian of science (d. 1956)
1940 Larry Hankin, American actor, director, and producer
1905 Sanford Meisner, American actor and educator (d. 1997)
1935 Eldridge Cleaver, American activist and author (d. 1998)
1981 Ahmad Al Harthy, Omani race car driver
1953 Pavel Vinogradov, Russian astronaut and engineer
1907 Augustus F. Hawkins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
Famous People Deaths On August 31

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Date Name
2012 Sergey Sokolov, Russian commander and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for The Soviet Union (b. 1911)
1948 Andrei Zhdanov, Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1896)
1986 Urho Kekkonen, Finnish journalist, lawyer, and politician, 8th President of Finland (b. 1900)
894 Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Ta'i, Muslim governor
2010 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (b. 1960)
2015 Tom Scott, American football player (b. 1930)
2014 Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1933)
1884 Robert Torrens, Irish-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1814)
2013 Jimmy Greenhalgh, English footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2012 Max Bygraves, English actor (b. 1922)