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This Day in History: August 31

August 31: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1886, scientists record the first major earthquake in the eastern US.
  2. In 1909, the A J Reach Co patents cork-centered baseball, which was used as the official ball in 1913 World Series. of the World's series of 1912; it was also used in the 1910 and 1911 series.
  3. In 1955, the first sun-powered automobile was demonstrated in Chicago, Ill.
  4. In 1960, the Agricultural Hall of Fame is created to serve as the national museum of agriculture and a memorial to industry leaders.
  5. In 1971, Astronaut Dave Scott becomes the first person to drive a car on the Moon.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Serge Blanco (French rugby footballer), Deborah (Debbie) Gibson (singer), James Robinson (NBA guard - LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers), Mickie James (American professional wrestler), 40 Cal (American rapper)

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