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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

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  On this day in history duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)  

1891  On this day in history thomas Edison patents motion picture camera  

1891  On this day in history alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer  

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  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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1905  On August - 24 donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)  

1906  On this day in history 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  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 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 this day in history.  

1911  On August - 24 karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister  

1912  Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on this day in history.  

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 August - 24.  

1912  On August - 24 durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)  

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  Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful) on this day in history.  

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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  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  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  

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

1420  On August - 24 birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

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

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  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  

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

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

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

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

1572  Death of Gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  

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