August 31 Holidays

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Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/yael-shelbia" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/d29e8626-d713-4ca3-dab5-a09f32fbf300/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Yael Shelbia" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Model</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/yael-shelbia" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Yael Shelbia</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/richard-gere" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/8f881418-050b-43bb-d35d-b6e8c1827800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Richard Gere" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/richard-gere" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Richard Gere</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/chris-tucker" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c8151856-e585-47b9-a0d7-02ab699fd800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Chris Tucker" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/chris-tucker" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Chris Tucker</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/larry-fitzgerald" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/01894c01-b0e2-487a-879f-23137dbf6a00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Larry Fitzgerald" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Football Player</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/larry-fitzgerald" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Larry Fitzgerald</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1314</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Capital of Norway Shifts</div><div class='timeline-text'>King Haakon V of Norway changes the capital from Bergen to Oslo, shaping the future of the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1776</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First NJ Governor's Term Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Livingston begins serving his inaugural term as the first Governor of New Jersey.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1795</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>British Secures Trincomalee</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the War of the First Coalition, the British take control of Trincomalee (now Sri Lanka) from the Dutch.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1895</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Zeppelin Patents His Balloon</div><div class='timeline-text'>Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a German inventor, patents his navigable balloon, marking a significant advancement in air travel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Anglo-Russian Convention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Anglo-Russian Convention, creating peace and stability in the region.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>USS Harmon Commissioned</div><div class='timeline-text'>U.S. Navy commissions the USS Harmon, the first ship to be named after a black person, marking a milestone in military inclusivity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Malaysia Gains Independence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) secures independence from the United Kingdom, marking a significant step for the nation's sovereignty.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>North Borneo Gains Self-Governance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah) achieves self-governance, bringing local rule to the region.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Independence Day for Kyrgyzstan</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union, establishing its national sovereignty.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993-1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Russia Completes Troop Removal</div><div class='timeline-text'>Russia finishes the removal of troops from Lithuania and Estonia, marking a significant moment in post-Soviet de-escalation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>'The Scream' Recovered</div><div class='timeline-text'>Edvard Munch's iconic painting, 'The Scream', stolen in 2004, is successfully recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.</div></div></div>

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