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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1955

Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Oly-2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)

Birth
1955

1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill

Event
1955

1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)

Event
1957

Glenn Tilbrook, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted)

Birth
1957

Gina Schock, rocker (Gogos-Our Lips Are Sealed)

Birth
1957

Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain

Event
1957

Tom Candiotti, Walnut creek CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)

Birth
1958

David H Mattheisen, Blue Island Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)

Birth
1959

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Event
1959

Tony DeFranco, rocker (DeFranco Family)

Birth
1959

Charles Delaney, dies at 67

Death
1959

Rachel Dennison, Knoxville Tn, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5)

Birth
1959

48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)

Event
1959

Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game

Event
1960

Agricultural Hall of Fame forms

Event
1961

Amsterdam National Ballet forms

Event
1961

David Chastain, heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)

Birth
1962

Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1962

Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)

Event
1963

"Hot line" between Moscow-Washington, DC installed

Event
1963

George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris

Death
1963

Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)

Birth
1963

Reb Beach, heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)

Birth
1964

Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels

Event
1964

Carole Coleman, singer (Face the Music), dies at 42

Death