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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1862

George William Taylor, US Union brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1862

Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72

Death
1864

Max Wilhelm Zach, composer

Birth
1864

Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39

Death
1864

Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties

Event
1867

[Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46

Death
1870

Maria Montessori, Italy, educator (spontaneous response)

Birth
1873

Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen (Dutch East Indies), dies at 70

Death
1875

Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49

Death
1878

Albert Riemenschneider, composer

Birth
1879

William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies

Death
1879

Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)

Birth
1879

Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer

Birth
1880

Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)

Birth
1881

1st US men's single tennis championships (Newport, RI)

Event
1884

George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian

Birth
1885

Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy-Mamba's daughters), dies

Death
1885

DuBose Heyward, novelist (Porgy)

Birth
1886

Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized

Event
1886

1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die

Event
1887

Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist

Birth
1887

Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)

Event
1888

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

Birth
1888

Mary Ann Nicholls, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

Death
1889

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)

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