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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1889  On August - 24 simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet  

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 August - 24.  

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

1891  Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on August - 24.  

1893  On August - 24 tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die  

1894  On this day in history jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)  

1895  On this day in history john F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74  

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 August - 24.  

1900  Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger) on this day in history.  

1902  Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism) on August - 24.  

1904  On August - 24 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  Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)  

1906  Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game on August - 24.  

1906  On this day in history alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies  

1907  Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on August - 24.  

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  Ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939) on this day in history.  

1910  Bernhard Heiden, composer on this day in history.  

1911  Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal on August - 24.  

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

1912  On this day in history alaska becomes a U.S. territory.  

1912  On this day in history nYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians  

1912  Territory of Alaska organized on this day in history.  

1912  US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt on August - 24.  

1912  Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show) on August - 24.  

1913  On this day in history dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)  

1914  On this day in history battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops  

1915  On this day in history 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  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  On this day in history 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  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  On this day in history birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

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

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  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  On this day in history death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on this day in history.  

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

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