About August 31

August 31, 2021 is the 243rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 154 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 31

  • 1056
    After a sudden illness a few days previous, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies without children to succeed the throne, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.
  • 1314
    King Håkon V Magnusson moves the capital of Norway from Bergen to Oslo.
  • 1422
    King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.
  • 1813
    At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repel a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial.
  • 1864
    During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1897
    Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
  • 1907
    Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance.
  • 1920
    The first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1936
    Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.
  • 1941
    World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.
  • 1945
    The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
  • 1957
    The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1962
    Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.
  • 1965
    The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight.
  • 1987
    Thai Airways Flight 365 crashes into the ocean near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.
  • 1994
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
  • 1996
    Saddam Hussein’s troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK.
  • 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
  • 1998
    North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite.
  • 2005
    A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.

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