LEAD STORY Atlanta falls to Union forces, 1864
AMERICAN REVOLUTION King George refuses Olive Branch Petition,1775
AUTOMOTIVE Federal legislation makes airbags mandatory, 1998
CIVIL WAR North and South clash at the Battle of Chantilly,1862
COLD WAR Korean Airlines flight shot down by Soviet Union, 1983
CRIME A teenage boy murders his father, 1981
DISASTER Minnesota town burns,1894
GENERAL INTEREST Aaron Burr acquitted,1807
LITERARY Robert Pirsig is born,1928
MUSIC P.T. Barnum brings Jenny Lind to New York,1850
OLD WEST First Anglo women settle west of the Rockies, 1836
PRESIDENTIAL Richmond Recorder publishes report of presidential concubine,1802
SPORTS First Japanese player makes MLB debut, 1964
VIETNAM WAR De Gaulle urges the United States to get out of Vietnam, 1966
WORLD WAR I Soldier recounts brush with poison gas, 1917
WORLD WAR II Germany invades Poland,1939
This Day in Wisconsin History
1861 – Luther College Founded
1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs Born
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Hunter mistakes bulls for boar KALMAR, Sweden, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Danish hunter mistakenly believed he had shot two large wild boars when he had actually killed two Highland bulls, police in southern Sweden said.
Bottled message breaks world record LERWICK, Scotland, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Scottish ship’s captain has found the oldest known message in a bottle, set adrift nearly 98 years ago, Guinness World Records said.
Police: CEO hid liquor to avoid taxes ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said the head of the company that makes Happy brand liquors was arrested for allegedly hiding dozens of barrels of alcohol.
Police arrest clown mask robbery suspect BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they have arrested a home invasion suspect accused of robbing an apartment while wearing a killer clown mask.
28-year-old cheddar to go on sale MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A 28-year-old cheddar will soon be available for $6 per ounce at a store in Milwaukee, the owner said.
Woman arrested after leaving dog in car DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a woman who allegedly left her dog in a hot car with the windows up was charged with resisting arrest and tormenting animals.
SUV ends up in backyard pool PALM SPRINGS NORTH, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Florida man said a sport utility vehicle crashed through his backyard fence, killing an iguana, and ended up in his pool.
Vatican plans Latin academy VATICAN CITY, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI will establish a pontifical academy for the study and promotion of the Latin language.
School breaks cowbell record TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Ryerson University in Toronto said a group of 1,003 students, faculty and staff broke the world record for the largest cowbell ensemble.
Purdue team builds drum for Flugtag CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Purdue University said its marching band will participate in the Red Bull Flugtag in Chicago by flying the world’s largest drum into Lake Michigan.