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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.  

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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  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on August - 24.  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on August - 24.  

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on this day in history.  

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

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

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  On August - 24 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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