August 31 in History – What happened on 31 August in Past

31 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 31, the day number in a year is 243 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 244. August 31 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 31 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1422Henry VI was declared king of Britain at just nine months old.
1715England's Old Dock Liverpool was inaugurated by an engineer named Thomas Steer.
1724When Louis I of Spain dies due to illness at the age of 17, his father Philip V takes the throne again.
1745Jacoti Rise 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie Blair Castle Scotland.
1778During the British Revolution, 17 Sharebridge Indians were killed in the British Bronx.
1798Irish Rebellion of 1798-Irish rebels, with French assistance,established the short-lived Republic of Connaught.
1813Peninsular War-At the Battle of San Marcial, the Spanish Army of Galicia under Manuel Alberto Freire turned back Nicolas Soult's lastmajor offensive against Arthur Wellesley's allied army.
1827Frederick John Robinson, the first Viscount Goderich, became Prime Minister of Britain after the death of George Canning.
1843The Liberty Party nominated James Birness to be the presidential candidate.
1871Adolphe Thiers was made President of the French Republic.
1876Abdul Hamid II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire when hisbrother Murad V was deposed.
1881Tennis championship was played for the first time in America.
1886Croker National Bank started in Woolworth.
1887Kinetoscope patented by Thomas Edison. This device was used to produce films.
1888Mary Ann Nichols' body was found on the ground in front of agated stable entrance in Buck's Row, London, allegedly the first victim of the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.
1897Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the Kinetoscope a precursor to the movie projector.
1915Germany established the 12th Army for the Eastern Front, but was abolished a year later.
1919American Communist Party was established
1920Belgium introduced old age pension for its citizens.
1935In an effort to stay out of the growing European conflict, theUnited States passed the first of its Neutrality Acts.
1939Nazi forces, posing as Poles, staged an attack against theGerman radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia,Germany, creating an excuse to invade Poland the next day.
1944West Indies great batsman Clive Lloyd was born. In his career, he scored 7515 runs in 110 Tests and 1977 runs in 87 ODIs.
1945The Liberal Party of Australia, one of the two major Australianpolitical parties, was founded to replace the United Australia Party.
1952Grayslandering Recktrack, closed in Wegberg, Germany.
1955The first microwave-based TV station was established in Lufkin, Texas.
1956The then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad approved the State Reorganization Bill.
1957British have given over the power to their colony of Malaya, yet it will continue to exist as a member of the British Commonwealth.
1959A parcel bomb sent by Ngô Ðình Nhu, younger brother andchief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngô Ðình Di?m, failedto kill Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
1964California officially became America's most populous province.
1965The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy, a large, wide-bodied cargoaircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components, made its firstflight.
1968Two-stage rounding rocket Rohini-MSV1 was successfully launched in India.
1982Anti-government demonstrations were held in 66 Polish cities tocommemorate the second anniversary of the Gdansk Agreement, whichallowed the Solidarity trade union to be established.
1986Aeroméxico Flight 498 collided with a privately owned PiperPA-28 Cherokee aircraft over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the airand 15 on the ground.
1987Michael Jackson released his hit album "Bad".
1992Dynamite explosion in Philippines mine; 500 die.
1997Britain's Princess Diana and her lover Dodi al-Khana were killed in a car accident in Paris. His car crashed into a pavement. At that time, Diana was only 36 years old.
1998North Korea claimed to have successfully launched Kwangmyongsong-1, its first satellite, although no objects were ever tracked in orbit from the launch.
1998North Korea fired ballistic missiles at Japan.
1999A Boeing 737 Flight 3142 belonging to Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas (LAPA) crashes in Buenos Aires immediately after take off, killing around 69 people.
2005A stampede in Baghdad kills almost 1,200 people on Wednesday. The cause was when thousands of Shia Muslims began marching to a shrine..
2005More than 1000 people died in a stampede on the Al-Immmah Bridge in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
2007The World Health Organization announces an eruption of an unexplored disease, which has a high mortality rate, in the region of Kasai Occidental A form of hemorrhagic fever is thought to be the cause of the outbreak.
2009Lesbians are granted equal birth rights in England and Wales.
2010Fossils of Balaur genus dinosaur are discovered in Romania.
2010US military encroachments in Iraq since 2003 were officially ended.
2011The German city of Bonn introduced a meter to tax prostitutes. The meter would tax prostitutes at a rate of six euros per night, and it was put in operation near an industrial area often used by prostitutes.
2012Apple loses a copyright case against Samsung Electronics smart phones and tablets in Tokyo, Japan.
2012The 16th NAM Summit ended in Tehran, Iran.
2013In Shanghai, a chemical leak killed 15 people and wounded at least 26. The leakage was of liquid ammonia, which happened in a cold storage unit owned by a seafood company.



Famous Birthdays of August 31:

YearName / Profession / Country
1919Amrita Preetam / Poet / India
1965Zsolt Borkai / Politician / Hungary
1931Noble Willingham / Actor / United States of America
1905Robert Bacher / Academic / United States of America
1969Jonathan LaPaglia / Actor / Australia
1953Miguel Ángel Guerra / Racing Car Driver / Argentina
1936Vladimir Orlov / Journalist / Russia
1982Chris Duhon / Basketball Player / United States of America
1963Reb Beach / Guitarist / United States of America
1982Josh Kroeger / Baseball Player / United States of America
1947Yumiko Ōshima / Author / Japan
1979Clay Hensley / Baseball Player / United States of America
1988David Ospina / Footballer / Colombia
1967Anita Moen / Skier / Norway
1977Ian Harte / Footballer / Ireland
1918Alan Jay Lerner / Writer / United States of America
1944Liz Forgan / Journalist / United Kingdom
1949Hugh David Politzer / Academic / United States of America
1919Amruta Preetam / Novelist / India
1946Tom Coughlin / Footballer / United States of America
1916Danny Litwhiler / Baseball Player / United States of America
1968Valdon Dowiyogo / Politician / Nauru
1955Edwin Moses / Hurdler / United States of America
1940Wilton Felder / Saxophonist / United States of America
1951Sirje Tamul / Author / Estonia
1821Hermann von Helmholtz / Physician / Germany
1945Van Morrison / Singer / Ireland
1952Herbert Reul / Politician / Germany
1993Ilnur Alshin / Footballer / Russia
1896Félix-Antoine Savard / Author / Canada

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