Today in History (11)
August 31 in History
1943 – USS Harmon , the first U.S. Navy
ship to be named after a black person, is
1980 – Flood in Ibadan after 12 hours of
heavy downpour killed over 300 people and
properties worth million destroyed.
2006 – Edvard Munch ‘s famous painting
The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is
recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
2012 – A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes
the Philippine province of Eastern Samar .
2016- Disasters and accidents
2016 Pacific typhoon season , Typhoon
At least two rivers, swollen with water
from Typhoon Lionrock break
embankments on the northern Japanese
island of Hokkaido causing floods. At least
nine people have died and 400 are
Politics and elections
North Korea executes deputy premier for
education Kim Yong-jin, reportedly for sitting
in a “disrespectful” posture during a supreme
leader Kim Jong-un meeting. Choe Hui-do,
deputy chief of the party’s Propaganda and
Agitation Department, and Kim Yong-chol,
who handles relations with, as well as spying
operations against, South Korea, are removed
from office and banished for re-education.
The New York Times