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31 August

257 – Rome – Sixtus II became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sixtus_II

827 – Valentine became 100th Pope, died after a few months. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Valentine

1056 – Byzantine Empire – Empress Theodora died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodora_(11th_century)

1314 – Norway – Oslo replaced Bergen as capital.

1422 – Henry V died, aged 35, of dysentery, whilst in France. Henry VI became king, aged 9 months. (first reign) http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry5 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry6

1798 – Ireland – The Republic of Connaught established (Irish Rebellion). http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcnn/History/history.htm

1813 – Spain – Battle of San Marcial (Peninsular War). http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/virtual/c_vera.html

1827 – UK – Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich became Prime Minister (Tory). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/frederick-robinson-viscount-goderich

1886 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Charleston, South Carolina, 60 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1886_09_01.php

1888 – England – Mary Ann Nichols murdered in London, first confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. http://www.casebook.org/victims/polly.html

1895 – Germany – Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented the Navigable Balloon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin


1897 – USA – Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope. https://youtu.be/1eH_qaKHPus https://youtu.be/sfI0NVC0hLU

1932 – Netherlands – AB Aerotransport plane crashed at Tubbergen, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19320831-0

1940 – USA – Pennsylvania Central Airlines plane crashed at Lovettsville, Virginia, 25 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19400831-0

1941 – Serbia – Battle of Loznicz (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Loznica_(1941)

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – China – CNAC plane crashed near Shimbuwang, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440831-1

1945 – Australia – Liberal Party founded by Robert Menzies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia

1948 – Democratic Republic of Congo – Sabena plane crashed near Kimbwe, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480831-0

1950 – Egypt – TWA plane crashed near Wadi Natrun, 55 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500831-0


1957 – Malaysia – Independence from UK. https://youtu.be/SeMTEpQLudo http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/31/newsid_3534000/3534340.stm


1962 – Trinidad and Tobago – Independence from UK. https://youtu.be/rZwky-iicMo

1968 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Dasht Bayaz and Ferdows, up to 12,000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Dasht-e_Bayaz_and_Ferdows_earthquake


1986 – USA – Aeroméxico Flight 498 collided with a Pipa PA-28 over Cerritos, 82 killed. https://youtu.be/6XVoYZ1dkdk http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19860831-0

1987 – Thailand – Thai Airways Flight 365 crashed off shore Ko Phuket, 83 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19870831-0

1991 – Kyrgyzstan – Independence from USSR. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16186907

1994 – Ireland – Provisional Irish Republican Army declared a ceasefire.


1997 – France – Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al-Fayed, and driver Henri Paul died in a car crash in Paris. https://youtu.be/LUcRj8wfHBE http://www.britroyals.com/family.asp?id=Diana

1999 – Argentina – Plane crashed at Jorge Newbury Airport, Buanos Aires, 65 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19990831-0

2005 – Iraq – Stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge, 1,199 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4199618.stm

2012 – Philippines – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, 1 killed.

York

1768 – King of Denmark visited York, stayed at Mr. Bluitt’s Inn, Lendal.

1901 – First York Hospital Sunday fund raiser held.

1932 – Official opening of York City FC new grounds in Bootham Crescent. https://thebeautifulhistory.wordpress.com/clubs/york-city/