31 August

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.

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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.

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

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Taishō, Emperor of Japan (1879)
Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948) (1880)
Lily Laskine, French harpist (1893)
Fredric March, American actor (1897)
Paul-Jacques Bonzon, French writer (1908)
Richard Basehart, American actor (1914)
James Coburn, American actor (1928)
Jack Thompson, Australian actor (1940)
Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist (1945)
Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist (1947)
Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter (1948)
Richard Gere, American actor (1949)
Hugh David Politzer, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1949)
Pavel Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (1953)
Edwin Moses, American athlete (400m hurdles) (1955)
Serge Blanco, French rugby player (1958)
Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor (1969)
Amy Stein, American photographer (1970)
Rania Al Abdullah , Queen of Jordan (1970)
Chris Tucker, American actor (1972)
Vincent Delerm, French musician (1976)
Ian Harte, Irish footballer (1977)
Ian Crocker, American swimmer (1982)
Jos Manuel Reina, Spanish footballer (1982)
Ted Ligety, American alpine skier (1984)

Ils nous ont quitt un 31 August

Go-Horikawa, Emperor of Japan (1234)
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (1811)
Charles Baudelaire, French writer (1867)
Georges Braque, French painter (1963)
Ilya Ehrenburg, Soviet writer (1967)
Rocky Marciano, American boxer (1969)
John Ford, American director (1973)
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1985)
Henry Moore, English sculptor (1986)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
Dodi Fayed, Egyptian producer (1997)
George Porter, English chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (2002)
Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (2010)

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Fight against hair loss


When you lose your hair in an abnormal way (more than 60 hairs a day), it seems a bit worrying.
Before applying mustard poultices or have a massage with mint, you should consult your doctor : the problem may be a deficiency of iron or other trace element. A simple re-balancing will correct the problem.
The problem can also be a side effect of a drug. Adverse reactions are listed in records of drugs. If so, the doctor may be able to find a solution.
Stress is also a cause of alopecia.
Sometimes it can be a dermatological problem.
By identifying the cause of the fall, you can consider possible solutions.
If no solution is possible, right there ...

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