Aug. 31 Almanac

Almanac

August 31, 2002

1887: Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," a device which produced moving pictures.

1969: Boxer Rocky Marciano died in a light airplane crash in Iowa, a day before his 46th birthday.

1988: 14 people were killed when a Delta Boeing 727 crashed during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

1997: Prince Charles escorted the body of his former wife Princess Diana to a Britain that was shocked, grief-stricken and angered by her death in a Paris traffic accident. Associated Press

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