Have You Heard – August 31, 2015

Have You Heard, today (8/31) marks 129 years since the Great Charleston Earthquake shook and destroyed a good part of downtown Charleston. More than 100 people were killed. It was a magnitude 7.3, the strongest earthquake in recorded history east of the Mississippi. The quake was felt as far away as Milwaukee, Boston, New Orleans and Havana. Eastern earthquakes are felt, on average, over a 10-times greater area than those out west.

Princess Diana was killed in a car wreck in Paris 18 years ago today. She was 36.

Singer/songwriter Sir Van Morrison was born in Belfast 70 years ago today. Singer Debbie (now known as Deborah) Gibson was born 45 years ago today in Brooklyn.

Ken Griffey, Senior and Junior became the first father and son to play together on the same team in a major league game 25 years ago today. They played for the Seattle Mariners and they beat Kansas City, 5-3. Both Griffeys went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson was the winning pitcher.

Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh were married 75 years ago today. The marriage lasted 20 years.

Today is also Eat Outside Day!

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