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Calendar for August 31st, 2014

1420s

  • Died 1422: Henry V of England

  • 1850s

  • 1850: Honolulu was declared the capital of the Hawaiian Islands

  • 1870s

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Buddy Hackett (actor & comedian)

  • 1930s

  • 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

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh married

  • Born 1945: Van Morrison (singer)

  • Born 1945: Itzhak Perlman (violinist)

  • Born 1949: Richard Gere (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1969: Rocky Marciano (boxer)

  • 1970s

  • 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

  • 1990s

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

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Lionel Hampton (jazz musician)


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