On This Day August 31
On This Day in history:
1803- Lewis and Clark begin their expedition out west.
1888- Jack The Ripper's first confirmed victim, Mary Ann Nichols, is murdered. She was found stabbed to death at 42 years old.
1897- Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1920- The first radio news program is broadcast by IMK in Detroit, Michigan.
1954- US Census Bureau is established.
1964- President Lyndon Johnson signs Food Stamp Act as Public Law 88-525.
1997- Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in Paris along with a companion and the driver of her car.
2009- The Walt Disney Company agrees to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion dollars.
1935- Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager
1949- Richard Gere, American actor
1977- Jeff Hardy, American wrestler, singer, painter and writer
1984- Ryan Kesler, American ice hockey player