Aug 31 in history: Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope and more

From the Federation of Malaya (Malaysia) gaining its independence from the UK to Diana, Princess of Wales, dying in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris, we have it all.

Let's dive in today's history.

1897

Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, a device that produces moving pictures

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1957

The Federation of Malaya (Malaysia) gains its independence from the UK

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1988

Bomb attack on the office of South Africa Council of Churches

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1997

Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

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2016

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and removed from office

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