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AUGUST 31

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National Trail Mix Day

Food & Nutrition National Centers for Disease Control
1945 Itzhak Perlman (Israeli Classical and Popular Violinist) Itzhak Perlman Classical Musicians Polio Special Needs Education
1842 Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (English Physician) English Mathematicians and Scientists Medicine
Sports Figures
1875 Eddie Plank (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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 Frank Robinson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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
1968 Hideo Nomo (Japanese Professional Baseball Player) Japanese Sports Figures Baseball
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1900 John Benett Lawes (English Agronomist) English Scientists & Mathematicians Farming & Agriculture Botany
1969 Rocky Marciano (Massachusetts-born Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World; Airplane Crash) Rocky Marciano International Boxing Hall of Fame Air Disasters
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1900 Walter Reed Uses Human Subject to Test Mosquito Theory of Yellow Fever Walter Reed Yellow Fever Medical Research Mosquito University of Virginia
Coca-Cola Is First Sold in Great Britain England Foods & Nutrition Coca-Cola
1903 3rd time in a Month, Joe McGinnity Starts/Wins Both Games of Doubleheader New York City Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1909 Injection of a Chemical Agent into a Rabbit Is First Application of Chemotherapy Medical Research Chemistry PBS
1936 Puerto Rico's Sixto Escobar Wins World Bantamweight Boxing Championship Puerto Rican Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures El Boricua
1950 Brooklyn Dodger, Gil Hodges, Hits 4 Home Runs in a 9-inning Game Against the Boston Braves New York City Sports Figures Indiana Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Official Web Site New York Historical Society
1954 Hurricane Carol Hits NE U.S., 65+ Dead & Millions of Dollars in Damage Hurricanes Death NewsDay
1972 Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Wins Two Gold Medals at Munich Olympics Soviet Union Munich Olympic Games International Gymnastics Hall of Fame New York Times
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
1993 Research Results Could Lead to Skin Test for Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's Disease National Institutes of Health
2001 Bronx Team Must Forfeit League World Series Wins for Using Over-aged Player New York Baseball Little League Baseball World Series Sports Illustrated
2005 Mayor of New Orleans Orders Complete Evacuation Following Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Alabama Missisippi Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death

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