TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

Au­gust 31, 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. ALSO ON THIS DATE

1867

French poet Charles Baude­laire, 46, died in Paris.

1886

An earthquake with an es­ti­mated mag­ni­tude of 7.3 dev­as­tated Charleston, South Carolina, killing at least 60 peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey.

1916

The mu­si­cal re­vue “The Big Show,” fea­tur­ing the song “Poor But­ter­fly” by Ray­mond Hubbell and John Golden, opened at New York’s Hip­po­drome.

1939

The first is­sue of Marvel Comics, fea­tur­ing the Hu­man Torch, was pub­lished by Timely Pub­li­ca­tions in New York.

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