Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 03 August 2020
1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet on August - 24.
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 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera on August - 24.
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on this day in history.
1893 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die on this day in history.
1894 On August - 24 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 this day in history.
1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974) on August - 24.
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on August - 24.
1900 On August - 24 preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism) on August - 24.
1904 On this day in history 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory) on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1905 On this day in history donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1907 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on August - 24.
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on August - 24.
1909 On August - 24 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 August - 24 manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
1911 On this day in history karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1912 On August - 24 alaska becomes a U.S. territory.
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on August - 24.
1912 On August - 24 territory of Alaska organized
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 this day in history.
1913 On this day in history dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)
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)