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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1889

A Provost Idell, father of modern volleyball

Birth
1892

Claire DuBrey, Bonner's Ferry ID, actress (Lightnin' in the Forest)

Birth
1894

Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases

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1895

1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 and won 12-0)

Event
1895

Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer

Birth
1896

Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary," premieres in NYC

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1897

General Kitchener occupies Berber, North of Khartoum

Event
1897

Frederic March, Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)

Birth
1897

Marianne Bruns, writer

Birth
1897

Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)

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1899

Walter Muller von Kulm, composer

Birth
1899

Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air and Space Museum

Birth
1900

Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)

Birth
1900

Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies

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1900

British troops over run Johannesburg

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1902

Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73

Death
1902

Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)

Event
1903

Bernard Lovell, England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank

Birth
1903

Arthur Godfrey, NYC, radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)

Birth
1903

Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of month

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1905

25th US Mens Tennis: Beals C Wright beats Holcombe Ward (62 61 119)

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1905

Mbunga-rebellion takes German Fort Mahenge East-Africa

Event
1905

Sal Tas, Dutch journalist and CIA agent (Het Parool) [or 1897]

Birth
1905

Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)

Birth
1906

Vivienne Byerley, publicist

Birth