Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 31 Today in History

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, Aug. 31 Today in History

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1803 Capt. Meriwether Lewis and his crew of 11 launched their keelboat down the Ohio River, where they would meet William Clark at Louisville, Ky., near the "Falls of the Ohio."

1939 The first issue of Marvel Comics, featuring the Human Torch, was published by Timely Publications in New York.

1980 The 28-year old Carlton House, one of the city's great hotel buildings, was demolished to make way for the Dravo skyscraper, which later was named One Mellon Center.

1997 A car crash in Paris claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul.

2016 The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century, a JetBlue Airbus A320, landed in the central city of Santa Clara, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. …

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