August 31: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 31st marks the 243rd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 244th in case of leap years). There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include Richard Gere (1949), Eric Zemmour (1958) and Queen Rania of Jordan (1970). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Day for People of African Descent.
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What happened on August 31st in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 31st, 2018 War in Donbass - Alexander Zakharchenko (leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic), is killed in an explosion at a cafe near Donetsk.
  • Aug 31st, 2017 Wells Fargo account fraud scandal - Wells Fargo reports that an additional 1.4 Million accounts were found to be fraudulent. This brings the total number of potentially fraudulent accounts to around 3.5 million.
  • Aug 31st, 2016 After "proof" of two miracles, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a saint.
  • Aug 31st, 2015 Bangkok bombing 2015: Thai police claim they found bomb-making materials in an apartment raid in the outer part of Bangkok.
  • Aug 31st, 2014 Syrian Civil War: 32 United Nations peacekeepers from Philippines were evacuated from the Golan Heights border crossing between Syria and Israel under fire, while others are still under fire by groups such as the Al-Nusra Front.
  • Aug 31st, 2013 Syrian civil war: President Barack Obama states that he is willing to authorize a limited strike but will need Congress' approval. (CNN). The UN inspectors have left Damascus following their inspection. Los Angeles Times: Several countries have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon due to rising tensions in the region over possible US military strikes on Syria.
  • Aug 31st, 2012 At least three people are killed in a shooting at the Pathmark grocery store, Old Bridge, New Jersey.
  • Aug 31st, 2011 Gassem Baruni, a Tripoli doctor, tells the Associated Press that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter Hana Moammar Gaddafi - who is believed to have been killed by US airstrikes in 1986 - worked as a surgeon for him before she disappeared on Aug 25.
  • Aug 31st, 2010 At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in a roadside bombing and mortar attack in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
  • Aug 31st, 2009 Florida Governor Charlie Crist signs a Gambling Pact with the Seminole Tribe, which lasts 20 years. It stipulates payment of US$12.5 Million per month for the first thirty months to allow them to operate legal slots machines and blackjack in their seven casinos.
  • Aug 31st, 2008 Hurricane Gustav:
  • Aug 31st, 2007 The British Royal Family includes Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William and Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and hundreds of others gather at Guard's Chapel, London, for a memorial service in memory of Diana, Princess Of Wales, ten year after her death.

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