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AUGUST 31

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1809 Michigan's First Newspaper, The Michigan Essay or Impartial Observer, Is Printed Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1886 First Fatal Earthquake in the U.S. Rocks Charleston, South Carolina, Killing 100+ People Charleston, South Carolina Earthquakes Death Historic Firsts USGS
1910 Glenn Curtiss Sets Record for Longest Flight Over Water: 63 mi over Lake Erie Ohio Aviation History Historic Firsts Cedar Point
1921 John A. Macready Flies First Successful Aerial Crop Duster Near Dayton, OH Ohio Aviation History Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
1979 Howard-Koomur-Michels Is First Recorded Comet to Collide with the Sun. The Sun Comets Historic Firsts Melbourne Planetarium
1990 Ken Griffey Sr & Jr. First Father & Son to Play in Same Major League Game Baseball African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts NBC Sports

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