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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1979

Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green

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1980

Poland's Solidarity labor union forms

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1980

"Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 301 performances

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1980

80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton

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1981

Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's

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1981

Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser

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1981

Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies

Death
1981

Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82

Death
1982

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1983

Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz

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1984

Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title

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1985

Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA

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1985

Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M

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1985

"Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill

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1986

Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88

Death
1986

Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85

Death
1986

Aeromexico DC-9 and small plane collide in LA, killing 82

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1986

Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

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1987

South Africa longest mine strike in history ends

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1987

Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

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1987

Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)

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1988

Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents

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1988

Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches

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1988

5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins

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1989

Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion

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