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Historical Events In August - 24

Friday, 21 January 2022

1968  On this day in history france became world's 5th thermonuclear power  

1968  France becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific on this day in history.  

1968  Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies on this day in history.  

1970  Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison on this day in history.  

1972  On August - 24 gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame  

1972  On this day in history carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59  

1973  On this day in history billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76  

1975  Royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect on August - 24.  

1975  On this day in history charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69  

1976  On August - 24 soyuz 21 returns to Earth  

1976  Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1978  Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1979  UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps on this day in history.  

1981  Mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon on this day in history.  

1981  On August - 24 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder  

1981  On this day in history mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.  

1982  On August - 24 jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies  

1983  On August - 24 jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64  

1985  On this day in history sTS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather  

1985  Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on August - 24.  

1987  On August - 24 announcement of possible Martian tornadoes  

1987  Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1988  On August - 24 leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49  

1989  On this day in history cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.  

1989  On August - 24 pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling  

1989  On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Neptune  

1990  On August - 24 iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City  

1991  On August - 24 gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party  

1991  On August - 24 ukraine declares independence from the USSR  

1991  On August - 24 abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99  

1992  Hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage on this day in history.  

1992  On August - 24 andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74  

1993  Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101 on this day in history.  

1994  On August - 24 jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23  

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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  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 August - 24.  

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  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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