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Historical Events In August - 24

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1889  Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet on this day in history.  

1889  Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies on this day in history.  

1890  Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24) on August - 24.  

1891  Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera on August - 24.  

1891  Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on August - 24.  

1893  On August - 24 tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die  

1894  Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark) on August - 24.  

1895  John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74 on August - 24.  

1896  On August - 24 phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)  

1898  Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974) on this day in history.  

1899  On this day in history johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)  

1900  Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger) on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)  

1904  On this day in history 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)  

1904  On August - 24 rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)  

1905  On August - 24 chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings  

1905  Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again) on this day in history.  

1906  Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game on August - 24.  

1906  On August - 24 alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies  

1907  Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1908  Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on August - 24.  

1909  Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal on August - 24.  

1909  On August - 24 ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)  

1910  Bernhard Heiden, composer on August - 24.  

1911  Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal on August - 24.  

1911  On this day in history karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister  

1912  Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on August - 24.  

1912  NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on August - 24.  

1912  On August - 24 territory of Alaska organized  

1912  US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt on this day in history.  

1912  Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show) on this day in history.  

1913  Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane) on this day in history.  

1914  Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops on August - 24.  

1915  On August - 24 alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on August - 24.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on August - 24.  

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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