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August 31: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

Happy Birthday! (August 31, 1821)
Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 31, 1957)
Malaysia Independence Day. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 31, 1997)
In Paris, Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed, and Henri Paul, the driver, all perish in a vehicle accident. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 31, 2006)
Norwegian police raided a residence, where they found The Scream, a painting by Edvard Munch that was stolen in 2004. photo source: wikimedia.org

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