August 31: A Day In History

I thought it would be fun to end the month of August with a few facts. As always, please feel free to comment and/or add your own facts, as you see fit (or if I should miss anything that you may – or may not – remember happening on this day). Thanks for reading!

A Day In History – August 31st:

August 31st is the 243rd day of the year.

1422 – Henry VI, becomes King of at the age of 9 months.Kinetoscope

1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern U.S., at Charleston SC, 110 die.

1887 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures).

1895 – 1st professional football game played.

1920 – Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air.

1949 – Richard Gere (American actor, singer & producer) was born on this day.

1953 – KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting.

1953 – WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins.

1954 – U.S. Census Bureau forms.

michael-jackson1965 – U.S. House of Representatives and Senate establish Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

1970 – WKMJ TV channel , KY (PBS) begins broadcasting.

1972 – Chris Tucker (American actor) was born on this day.

1976 – George Harrison found guilty of plagiarising “My Sweet Lord”.

1987 – Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” video premieres on CBS TV.

1990 – Ken Griffey Sr & Jr are first father & son to play princess-diana-2_2646947bon same team.

1992 – Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, OH on WNCX 98.5 FM.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch‘s famous “The Scream” is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

2006 – 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco; Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt wins.

2012 – Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan.


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