Historical Events In August - 24
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
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 On August - 24 alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
1893 On this day in history tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1894 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark) on this day in history.
1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose) on August - 24.
1898 On this day in history albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on this day in history.
1900 On August - 24 preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
1902 On this day in history fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
1904 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97) on August - 24.
1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory) on August - 24.
1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings on this day in history.
1905 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again) on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1906 On August - 24 alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1907 On August - 24 pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1909 On August - 24 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 On this day in history bernhard Heiden, composer
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 Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on this day in history.
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on this day in history.
1912 Territory of Alaska organized on August - 24.
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 On this day in history battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1915 On August - 24 alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)