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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1907

Ram¢n Magsaysay, Philippines, statesman (US Legion of Merit-1952)

Birth
1907

Britain and Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia and Tibet

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1907

England, Russia and France form Triple Entente

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1907

August F Hawkins, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )

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1908

William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)

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1908

Lab Rachel Katherine Hamilton-Russell ouchere, local historian

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1908

Peter Conrad Baden, composer

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1909

Thure Johnstown wins Stockholm marathon (2:40:34.2)

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1909

A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball

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1910

Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34

Death
1911

Anthony Fokker's demonstrates aircraft "Snip"

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1911

Hilde Jarecki, educationist

Birth
1912

Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone

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1912

Reinoud Anders, [Lady Blits], Dutch actor (Hamlet)

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1913

Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Cura‡ao (1951-67)

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1913

Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven Netherlands

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1914

Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)

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1914

24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)

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1914

General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris

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1914

German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia

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1914

Germany defeats Russia (battle at Tannenberg/30,000 Russians die)

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1915

Chic White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0

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1916

Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow," premieres in London

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1916

Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)

Birth
1918

Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)

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