On This Day: August 31st
This is 244th day of the year and 122 days remain in the year.
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.
August 31 BirthdaysMaria Montessori1870–1952, Italian educator and physician.
Itzhak Perlmanconcert violinist
Alan Jay Lernerlyricist and librettist
Van Morrisonsinger, songwriter