Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 31

  • August 31, 1422
    Henry V, King of England and France, dies
  • August 31, 1707
    The Treaty of Altranst├Ądt, which settle the rights of Protestants in Silesia, is signed between Charles XII of Sweden and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • August 31, 1756
    The British at Fort William Henry, New England, surrender to Louis-Joseph de Montcalm of France
  • August 31, 1907
    England, Russia and France form the Triple Entente as a counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Italy
  • August 31, 1946
    At the Nuremberg Tribunal, defendants make closing statements before the court: Hermann Goring denies all, Joachim von Ribbentrop hopes America and Great Britain are more successful versus Bolshevism
  • August 31, 1957
    Malaysia gains independence from Britain
  • August 31, 1962
    Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain
  • August 31, 1991
    Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan declare independence from the Soviet Union
  • August 31, 1997
    Diana, Princess of Wales, is pronounced dead at 4:00 a.m. after a car crash at midnight in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris

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