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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

1889  Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies on this day in history.  

1890  On August - 24 duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)  

1891  On August - 24 thomas Edison patents motion picture camera  

1891  Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history 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 August - 24 albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)  

1899  Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on this day in history.  

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 August - 24 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)  

1904  Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory) on August - 24.  

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

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

1906  On August - 24 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  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 this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal  

1909  On this day in history ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)  

1910  Bernhard Heiden, composer on August - 24.  

1911  On this day in history manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal  

1911  Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister on August - 24.  

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

1912  NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on August - 24.  

1912  Territory of Alaska organized on August - 24.  

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  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  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  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on August - 24.  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on this day in history.  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1420  On this day in history 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  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  On this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

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

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  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

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

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