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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on this day in history.  

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

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

1531  On this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

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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 August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on this day in history.  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  

1540  On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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