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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

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

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

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 this day in history 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  Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 on August - 24.  

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  Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history 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 August - 24 mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon  

1981  Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder on August - 24.  

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

1982  On this day in history jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies  

1983  Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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  Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on this day in history.  

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

1988  Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49 on August - 24.  

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  On August - 24 voyager 2 flies past Neptune  

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

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  Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on this day in history.  

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

1992  On this day in history 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  Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23 on this day in history.  

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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 August - 24 birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

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

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

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1313  On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  

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 August - 24.  

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