Historical Events In August - 24
Friday, 14 May 2021
1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet on this day in history.
1889 On August - 24 jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1890 On this day in history duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
1891 On this day in history thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1891 On this day in history alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
1893 On this day in history tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1894 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark) on August - 24.
1895 On this day in history john F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
1896 On this day in history phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
1898 On August - 24 albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
1899 On August - 24 johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1900 On August - 24 preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism) on this day in history.
1904 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97) on August - 24.
1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory) on August - 24.
1905 On August - 24 chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1905 On August - 24 donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game on August - 24.
1906 On August - 24 alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1907 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on August - 24.
1908 On this day in history tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal on August - 24.
1909 Ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939) on August - 24.
1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer on August - 24.
1911 On this day in history manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister on August - 24.
1912 Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on this day in history.
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on August - 24.
1912 Territory of Alaska organized on this day in history.
1912 On this day in history uS passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt
1912 On August - 24 durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)
1913 Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane) on August - 24.
1914 On this day in history battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful) on this day in history.