TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT 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 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.

1939

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

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.

1972

At the Mu­nich Sum­mer Olympics, Amer­i­can swim­mer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals in the 100-me­ter but­ter­fly and 800-me­ter freestyle re­lay.

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