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1886 : Earthquake in South Carolina

On August 31st, 1886, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale hit the city of Charleston in South Carolina. 100 people were killed and almost all the buildings were damaged. The people did not know there was a fault there. It was not identified until much later.

1888 : First murder of Jack the Ripper

On August 31, 1888, the first victim of Jack the Ripper was discovered in London in the district of Whitechapel. She was horribly mutilated. She was a prostitute named Mary Ann Nichols. Four other prostitutes were found murdered in the same way the following months. The murderer was never arrested despite numerous conjectures as to his identity.

1994 : The Provisional IRA declared a cease-fire

On 31st August 1994, the Provisional IRA declared a cease-fire in order to participate in negotiations with the British authorities.
The British government then asked the IRA to disarm before allowing the Irish political party Sinn Fein to participate in the talks.
The IRA refused and resumed the armed struggle between February 1996 and July 1997 before accepting a permanent cease-fire.

1997 : Death of Princess Diana

On August 31st, 1997, Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and their driver were killed in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris as they drove at high speed to escape a pack of paparazzi.

Novità del giorno : 31 Agosto

Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan
August 31 is Independence Day in Kyrgyzstan, which celebrates its independence gained when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Independance Day in Malaysia
August 31 is Independence Day (Hari Merdeka) in Malaysia which celebrates its independence gained against the British on August 31st, 1957. This date also corresponds thus to the creation of Malaysia which includes several former protectorates.
Independence Day in Trinidad and Tobago
August 31 is Independence Day in Trinidad and Tobago which celebrates its independence gained against the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1962.

Citazione del giorno : 31 Agosto

Lady Diana, Princesse de Galles
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

Compleanni : 31 Agosto

Taishō, Imperatore del Giappone (1879)
Wilhelmina, Regina dei Paesi Bassi (1890-1948) (1880)
Lily Laskine, Arpista francese (1893)
Fredric March, Attore americano (1897)
Paul-Jacques Bonzon, Scrittore francese (1908)
Richard Basehart, Attore americano (1914)
James Coburn, Attore americano (1928)
Jack Thompson, Attore australiano (1940)
Itzhak Perlman, Violinista israeliano (1945)
Yumiko Ōshima, Artista manga giapponese (1947)
Lowell Ganz, Sceneggiatore americano (1948)
Richard Gere, Attore americano (1949)
Hugh David Politzer, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1949)
Pavel Vinogradov, Cosmonauta russo (1953)
Edwin Moses, Atleta americano (400 ostacoli) (1955)
Serge Blanco, Giocatore di rugby francese (1958)
Jonathan LaPaglia, Attore australiano (1969)
Rania Al Abdullah , Regina di Giordania (1970)
Amy Stein, Fotografa americana (1970)
Chris Tucker, Attore americano (1972)
Vincent Delerm, Musicista francese (1976)
Ian Harte, Calciatore irlandese (1977)
Ian Crocker, Nuotatore americano (1982)
José Manuel Reina, Calciatore spagnolo (1982)
Ted Ligety, Sciatore americano (1984)

Ci hanno lasciato un 31 Agosto

Go-Horikawa, Imperatore del Giappone (1234)
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Esploratore francese (1811)
Charles Baudelaire, Scrittore francese (1867)
Georges Braque, Pittore francese (1963)
Ilya Ehrenburg, Scrittore sovietico (1967)
Rocky Marciano, Pugile americano (1969)
John Ford, Regista americano (1973)
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Virologo australiano, Premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1985)
Henry Moore, Scultore inglese (1986)
Diana, Principessa del Galles (1997)
Dodi Fayed, Produttore egiziano (1997)
George Porter, Chimico inglese, premio Nobel (2002)
Laurent Fignon, Ciclista francese (2010)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed