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Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1551 August 31
http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0411551/

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 31, 1932.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_31,_1932

On August 31, 2012 a long solar prominence/filament erupted out into space 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_activity#mediaviewer/File:Magnificent_CME_Erupts_on_the_Sun_-_August_31.jpg



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The Nejapa festival of "Las Bolas de Fuego"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14767933

The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 occurred at about 9:50 p.m. on August 31, 1886
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1886_Charleston_earthquake

Operation Plumbbob 'Smokey' nuclear test was detonated on 31 August 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Plumbbob

The Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin was a battle on the Western Front during World War I. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mont_Saint-Quentin

303 Squadron's first combat patrol on the 30th August 1940
http://ww2today.com/31st-august-1940-303-squadrons-first-combat-patrol

Kwangmyongsong-1 (Bright Star 1) was a satellite allegedly launched by North Korea on 31 August 1998.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44731005/kwangmyongsong-1/



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Leonid Ivanovich Popov (born August 31, 1945) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Popov

Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov (born August 31, 1953 in Magadan, USSR) is a cosmonaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Vinogradov

Roy Castle OBE (31 August 1932 - 2 September 1994) was an English dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Castle

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 - March 29, 2009) was an American photographer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Levitt

Caligula (31 August 12 AD - 22 January 41 AD) was a Roman emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula

Commodus (31 August 161 - 31 December 192) was a Roman Emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodus

Hermann von Helmholtz (August 31, 1821 - September 8, 1894) was a German physician and physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_von_Helmholtz

Guillaume Amontons (31 August 1663 - 11 October 1705) was a French scientific instrument inventor and physicist. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Amontons

Hugh David Politzer (born 31 August 1949) is an American theoretical physicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_David_Politzer

Robert Fox Bacher (August 31, 1905 - November 18, 2004) was an American nuclear physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bacher

James Ferguson (August 31, 1797 - September 26, 1867) was an American astronomer and engineer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ferguson_(American_astronomer)

Robert Hanbury Brown (31 August 1916 - 16 January 2002) was a British astronomer and physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hanbury_Brown

Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell (31 August 1913 - 6 August 2012) was an English physicist and radio astronomer. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42387203/sir-bernard-lovell/

Edouard Jean-Marie Stephan (31 August 1837 - 31 December 1923) was a French astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Stephan



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Messier 69 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on the 31st August 1780
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t51069031/messier-69/

Messier 70 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on the 31st August 1780
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48717557/messier-70/

NGC 7066 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 31st August 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58441750/ngc-7066/

NGC 7096 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 31st August 1836. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58441756/ngc-7096/

NGC 7100 was discovered by French astronomer Guillaume Bigourdan on the 31st August 1886. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58441759/ngc-7100/



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The Farthest Star 

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Gliese 436 b was discovered on the 31st August 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_436_b

Look out for Alpha-Aurigids meteors
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3976631/alpha-aurigids/

The August Pavonids peak around August 31
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavo_(constellation)#Meteor_showers



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Meteorites

The Orvinio (H6) meteorite fell in Lazio, Italy, on the 31st August 1872.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44730923/orvinio-meteorite/

The Ehole (H5) meteorite fell in Cunene, Angola, on the 31st August 1961.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44730925/ehole-meteorite/

The Noblesville (H4-6) meteorite fell in Indiana, USA, on the 31st August 1991.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44730928/noblesville-meteorite/



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