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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1989

Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die (15 on the ground)

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1990

Ken Griffey Sr and Jr are 1st father and son to play on same team each goes 1 for 4 for Seattle Mariners

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1990

East and West Germany sign a treaty to join legal and political systems

Event
1990

Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies

Death
1990

Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack

Death
1990

Dennis Eckersley saves his 40th game of the season

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1991

Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93

Death
1991

Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3

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1991

Jan Berry (Jan and Dean) weds Gertie Filip

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1991

William H Webster, ends term as 14th director of CIA

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1991

Rockies bat out of order against Expos in 1st inning

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1991

Richard J Kerr, ends term as deputy director of CIA

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1992

44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd and Dana Delane

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1992

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland OH on WNCX 98.5 FM

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1992

Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die

Event
1993

Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings

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1993

Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees

Event
1993

Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80

Death
1994

Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88

Death
1994

Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68

Death
1994

Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov

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1994

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein proclaims ceases-fire

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1994

Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia and Latvia

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1994

Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69

Death
1995

David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71

Death