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 This day in History - August 31
390 Historic Events for August 31
1918

Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36

Death
1918

Lucrecia Roces Kasilag, composer

Birth
1918

Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist composer (Lerner and Loewe-My Fair Lady)

Birth
1919

John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago

Event
1919

Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev

Event
1919

Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group

Event
1920

Detroit radio station is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air

Event
1920

Belgium starts paying old age pensions

Event
1920

Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies

Death
1920

James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)

Birth
1923

Mussolini's troops occupy Korfu

Event
1923

Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)

Birth
1923

Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author

Birth
1923

League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)

Event
1924

Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)

Birth
1924

Klaus Hashagen, composer

Birth
1924

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Event
1926

Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)

Birth
1926

Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)

Birth
1928

Brecht and Weils "Dreigroschenoper" premieres

Event
1928

Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

Birth
1928

James Coburn, Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)

Birth
1929

Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer

Birth
1930

Owen B Pickett, (Rep-D-Virginia)

Birth
1930

Tiny Little Jr, Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)

Birth