To­day in his­tory

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - NEWS -

On Aug. 31, 1886, an earth­quake rocked Charleston, S.C., killing up to 110 peo­ple.

In 1887 Thomas A. Edi­son re­ceived a patent for his Kine­to­scope, a de­vice that pro­duced mov­ing pic­tures.

In 1888 Mary Ann Ni­cholls was found mur­dered in Lon­don’s East End in what gen­er­ally is re­garded as the first killing by “Jack the Rip­per.”

In 1954 Hur­ri­cane Carol hit the north­east­ern At­lantic states, killing nearly 70.

In 1962 the Caribbean na­tion of Trinidad and Tobago be­came in­de­pen­dent within the Bri­tish Com­mon­wealth.

In 1980 Poland’s Sol­i­dar­ity la­bor move­ment was born with an agree­ment that ended a 17-day-old strike.

In 1985 Richard Ramirez, later con­victed of Cal­i­for­nia’s “Night Stalker” killings, was cap­tured by res­i­dents of an East Los An­ge­les neigh­bor­hood.

In 1988 14 peo­ple were killed when a Delta Boe­ing 727 crashed dur­ing take­off from Dal­las-Fort Worth In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

In 1991 Uzbek­istan and Kyr­gyzs­tan de­clared their in­de­pen­dence, rais­ing to 10 the num­ber of re­publics se­ced­ing from the Soviet Union.

In 1992 white sep­a­ratist Randy Weaver sur­ren­dered to au­thor­i­ties in Naples, Idaho, end­ing an 11-day siege by fed­eral agents that claimed the lives of Weaver’s wife, son and a deputy U.S. mar­shal.

In 1994 the Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army de­clared a cease-fire. Also in 1994, Rus­sia of­fi­cially ended its mil­i­tary pres­ence in the for­mer East Ger­many and the Baltics after a half­cen­tury.

In 2015 Pres­i­dent Barack Obama of­fi­cially re­des­ig­nated Alaska’s Mount McKin­ley as De­nali, the orig­i­nal na­tive Koyukon Athabas­can name for North Amer­ica’s high­est peak.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.