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On This Date - August 31 Quote of the Day: "Establishing lasting peace is the work
of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” ~ Maria Montessori
August 31 observes: Lewis and Clark, statue pictured, start their expedition to the
west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11 o clock in the morning (1803).
Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector (1897).
First radio news program broadcast by station 8MK in Detroit, Michigan (1920).
The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned
Actor Robert Mitchum is arrested in a Hollywood drug raid. He would later be found
guilty of criminal conspiracy to possess marijuana and sentenced to 60 days in prison
TV Premier of "Alice" (1976)
William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty
to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst (1978).
Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union (1991).
Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in
a car crash in Paris (1997).
Birth anniversaries and birthdays include:
Maria Montessori -educator (1870) Fredric March -actor (1897) Arthur Godfrey - television
host (1903) Richard Basehart -actor (1914) Alan Jay Lerner - lyricist (1918) Buddy
Hackett - actor and comedian (1924) James Coburn -actor (1928) Eldridge Cleaver -political activist (1935) Van Morrison -singer-songwriter and musician (1945) Richard
Gere -actor (1949)