This is probably everywhere, but I got it from Meme Anonymous. There were lots of events and people to pick from, so I’ve tried to pick a mix of things to highlight. If you want to see what happened on your birthday, follow these steps:
1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)
Three Events that Happened on August 31
1056 – Byzantine Empress Theodora dies suddenly without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1939 – Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an excuse to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II in Europe.
Two Important Birthdays and One Death that Happened on August 31
1870 – Maria Montessori, Italian educator (d. 1952)
1975 – Sara Ramirez, American actress (yay! my favourite actress on Grey’s Anatomy shares my birthday, if not my birth year!)
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1961) dies in a car crash in Paris.
One Holiday/Observance on August 31
1962 – Trinidad and Tobago – Independence Day (from United Kingdom, 1962).