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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

1968  France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on August - 24.  

1968  On August - 24 france becomes a nuclear power, exploding a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.  

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

1970  Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison on August - 24.  

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

1972  Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1975  Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on August - 24.  

1976  Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on August - 24.  

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

1978  On this day in history louis Prima, singer, dies at 66  

1979  On this day in history uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps  

1981  On August - 24 mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon  

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

1981  On August - 24 mark David Chapman, convicted assassin of ex-Beatle John Lennon, is sentenced in New York to 20-years-to-life in prison.  

1982  Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies on this day in history.  

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

1985  STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on August - 24.  

1985  Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history 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  Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on August - 24.  

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  Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party  

1991  Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.  

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  Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74 on August - 24.  

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

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 August - 24.  

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

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

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

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

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 August - 24.  

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 August - 24.  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1540  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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