Historical Events In August - 24
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet on this day in history.
1889 On August - 24 jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24) on this day in history.
1891 On August - 24 thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on this day in history.
1893 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die on this day in history.
1894 On August - 24 jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose) on this day in history.
1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974) on August - 24.
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on this day in history.
1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger) on August - 24.
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 On August - 24 rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings on August - 24.
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 On August - 24 pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on August - 24.
1909 On August - 24 workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1909 Ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939) on August - 24.
1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1912 On this day in history nYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
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 this day in history durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)
1913 On this day in history dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)
1914 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops on August - 24.
1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful) on August - 24.