August 15, 1931 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
  • Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary

Birthdays in History

  • Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)