Calendar for August 31st, 2013

Died 1422: Henry V of England

1850: Honolulu was declared the capital of the Hawaiian Islands

Born 1870: Maria Montessori (doctor and founder of the Montessori method of education)

Born 1924: Buddy Hackett (actor & comedian)

1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act of 1935, prohibiting the export from the U.S. of arms, ammunitions or implements of war to any belligerent state

1940: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh married

Born 1945: Van Morrison (singer)

Born 1945: Itzhak Perlman (violinist)

Born 1949: Richard Gere (actor)

Died 1969: Rocky Marciano (boxer)

Born 1972: Chris Tucker (actor)

Died 1973: John Ford (film director)

Born 1975: Sara Ramirez (actress)

1979: Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collided with the Sun

Died 1997: Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris

Died 2002: Lionel Hampton (jazz musician)