August 31 in Pop Culture History

31August 31 in Pop Culture History

1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.

1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1957 – #1 Hit August 31, 1957 – September 13, 1957: Debbie ReynoldsTammy

1962 – Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Britain.

1963 – #1 Hit August 31, 1963 – September 20, 1963: The AngelsMy Boyfriend’s Back

1965 – The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft made its inaugural flight.

1993 – Barney’s Favorites Volume 1, was released featuring 27 songs by the purple dinosaur.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed (with driver Henri Paul) died in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, was recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

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