TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS - — As­so­ci­ated Press

TO­DAY IS THURS­DAY, AUG. 31, the 243rd day of 2017. There are 122 days left in the year. TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT IN HIS­TORY: On this date in 1997, Prince Charles brought Princess Diana home for the last time, es­cort­ing the body of his for­mer wife to a Bri­tain that was shocked, grief-stricken and an­gered by her death in a Paris traf­fic ac­ci­dent ear­lier that day. In 1867, French poet Charles Baude­laire, 46, died in Paris.

In 1886, an earth­quake with an es­ti­mated mag­ni­tude of 7.3 dev­as­tated Charleston, S.C., killing at least 60 peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey. In 1916, the mu­si­cal re­vue “The Big Show,” fea­tur­ing the song “Poor But­ter­fly” by Ray­mond Hubbell and John Golden, opened at New York’s Hip­po­drome. In 1939, the first is­sue of Marvel Comics, fea­tur­ing the Hu­man Torch, was pub­lished by Timely Publi­ca­tions in New York. In 1941, the ra­dio pro­gram “The Great

Gilder­sleeve,” a spinoff from “Fib­ber McGee and Molly” star­ring Harold Peary, de­buted on NBC.

In 1954, Hur­ri­cane Carol hit the north­east­ern At­lantic states; Con­necti­cut, Rhode Is­land and part of Mas­sachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which re­sulted in some 70 deaths.

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