This is 243rd day of the year and 122 days remain in the year.
August 31 in History
Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born.
Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper's first victim, was found murdered in London.
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