The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

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1888 A prostitute, Mary Ann Nichols, was found murdered in London’s East End. She is generally regarded as the first victim of Jack the Ripper.

1980 Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

1985 California’s “Night Stalker” killer Richard Ramirez was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood.

1994 Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltics after half a century.

1997 Britain’s Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris at age 36.

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~ by thehalobender on August 31, 2009.

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