On This Day

Historical Events on August 31 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 216 of 216

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

2006 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

  • 2011 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion
  • 2012 Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2013)

  • 2015 Violent protests in Kiev after Ukraine parliament vote leave 1 national guard dead, 100 injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 US President Barack Obama arrives in Alaska on a 3 day tour highlighting climate change
  • 2016 Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, removing her from office
  • 2017 International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh
  • 2017 Indicationss Neanderthals were the first to make glue out of tar strengthened by research published in "Scientific Reports"
  • 2018 19-year old Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floating fish trap became adrift

Film release premierFilm Premier

2018 "A Star is Born" film remake directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • 2019 US missile attack in al-Qaeda jihadist training camp in Idlib province, Syria, kills 40
  • 2019 Gunman kills seven and injures 22 during high speed chase in Odessa, Texas
  • 2019 Minnesota Twins smash 6 HRs in 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Detroit; break MLB record by hitting 268th home run of the season
  • 2019 India removes citizenship status from 1.9 million people in state of Assam, leaving them off its new National Register of Citizens