On this day: August 31

POSTED: 4:30 PM Aug 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 31 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 - Marvel Comics
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The Conmunity - Pop Culture Geek/Wikimedia Commons

2009: Disney Entertainment reaches an agreement to purchase Marvel Comics and its parent company, Marvel Entertainment, for $4.24 billion.

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