To­day in his­tory

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On 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.

In 1867, French poet Charles Baude­laire, 46, died in Paris.

In 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.

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.

In 1965, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives joined the Se­nate in vot­ing to es­tab­lish the U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment.

In 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; Soviet gym­nast Olga Kor­but won gold medals in floor ex­er­cise and the bal­ance beam.

In 1986, 82 peo­ple were killed when an Aeromex­ico jet­liner and a small pri­vate plane col­lided over Cer­ri­tos, Cal­i­for­nia. The Soviet pas­sen­ger ship Ad­mi­ral Nakhi­mov col­lided with a mer­chant ves­sel in the Black Sea, caus­ing both to sink; up to 448 peo­ple re­port­edly died.

In 1987, the Michael Jack­son al­bum “Bad” was re­leased by Epic Records.

In 1991, Uzbek­istan (ooz-bekih-STAHN’) and Kyr­gyzs­tan (keer-gih-STAHN’) de­clared their in­de­pen­dence, rais­ing to ten the num­ber of re­publics seek­ing to se­cede 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 had claimed the lives of Weaver’s wife, son and a deputy U.S. mar­shal.

“Fash­ion can be bought. Style one must pos­sess.” — Edna Wool­man Chase, Amer­i­can fash­ion edi­tor (1877-1957).

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