Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
1889 On August - 24 simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1889 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies on this day in history.
1890 On August - 24 duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
1891 On August - 24 thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1894 On this day in history jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1895 On this day in history john F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose) on August - 24.
1898 On August - 24 albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on this day in history.
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 August - 24 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory) on August - 24.
1905 On August - 24 chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1905 On this day in history donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
1906 On August - 24 cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1906 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1909 On this day in history workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1909 On this day in history ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer on August - 24.
1911 On this day in history manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister on August - 24.
1912 On this day in history alaska becomes a U.S. territory.
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on August - 24.
1912 Territory of Alaska organized on August - 24.
1912 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt on August - 24.
1912 Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show) on August - 24.
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 this day in history.
1915 On this day in history alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)