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AUGUST 31

1913 Ray Dandridge (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Virginia Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1935 Eldridge Cleaver (Arkansas-born African-American Rights Advocate and Author: Soul on Ice) Eldridge Cleaver U.S. Civil Rights Movement American Authors African-American Political & Social Leaders
1935 Frank Robinson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1945 Itzhak Perlman (Israeli Classical and Popular Violinist) Itzhak Perlman Classical Musicians Polio Special Needs Education
1956 Edwin Moses (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1841 Jean Baptiste Richardville (Chief of the Miami Indians in Indiana) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Miami Indians
2002 Lionel Hampton Lionel Hampton Jazz African-American Performing Artists
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1777 Indian Allies of the British Attack Fort Henry in Ohio Ohio Native American Studies Forts Revolutionary War The History Channel
1836 African-American Inventor, Henry Blair, Receives Patent for Cotton Seed Planter Maryland Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Farming & Agriculture African American Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors
1867 Construction Begins on a Segregated School for African-Americans in Milton, Delaware Milton, Delaware Education Racism State of Delaware
1983 Edwin Moses Sets the 400m Hurdle World Record (47.02s) in Koblenz, Germany Germany Ohio Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr. First Father & Son to Play in Same Major League Game Baseball African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts NBC Sports
1992 11-day Siege Ends with Surrender of White Separatist, Randy Weaver Idaho Racism Crime Crime Library

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