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.
1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern U.S., at Charleston SC, 110 die.
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.
1970 – WKMJ TV channel , KY (PBS) begins broadcasting.
1972 – Chris Tucker (American actor) was born on this day.
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.