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On this day: August 31

POSTED: 03:30 PM PDT Aug 30, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 30, 2012 

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

OTD August 31 - King Henry V
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National Portrait Gallery, London

1422: King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI, became king of England at the age of 9 months.

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