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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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 August - 24.  

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

1970  On this day in history bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison  

1972  On this day in history gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame  

1972  On August - 24 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  On August - 24 royal Commission in Australia finds women in public service work in poor conditions and are underpaid and had limited promotion prospect  

1975  On August - 24 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  On August - 24 uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps  

1981  On this day in history mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon  

1981  On this day in history 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 August - 24.  

1983  On this day in history 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  Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on August - 24.  

1987  Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on August - 24.  

1988  On this day in history 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  Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling on August - 24.  

1989  Voyager 2 flies past Neptune on August - 24.  

1990  On this day in history iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City  

1991  Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party on August - 24.  

1991  On August - 24 ukraine declares independence from the USSR  

1991  Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on August - 24.  

1992  On August - 24 hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage.  

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  Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23 on August - 24.  

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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  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  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  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  

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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  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

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

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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