On this Day… August 31

Matthew Mak, Editor

1056 – Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.

1897 – Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)


1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a ‘square deal’: property shall be ‘the servant and not the master of the commonwealth’

1971 – Chris Tuckers birthday


1980 – Joe Budden, American rapper