Historical Events In August - 24
Thursday, 04 March 2021
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 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24) on August - 24.
1891 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera on August - 24.
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on August - 24.
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 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974) on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger) on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
1904 On this day in history 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 On August - 24 rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
1905 On August - 24 chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
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 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on August - 24.
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal on August - 24.
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 August - 24.
1911 On this day in history karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1912 Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on August - 24.
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 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 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops on August - 24.
1915 On August - 24 alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)