Historical Events In August - 24
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
1889 On this day in history simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1889 On August - 24 jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24) on August - 24.
1891 On this day in history thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer on August - 24.
1893 On August - 24 tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1894 On August - 24 jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74 on August - 24.
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose) on this day in history.
1898 On August - 24 albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1904 On August - 24 rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings on August - 24.
1905 On this day in history donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
1906 On this day in history cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1906 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies on August - 24.
1907 On this day in history pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal on August - 24.
1909 On August - 24 ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
1910 On this day in history bernhard Heiden, composer
1911 Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal on this day in history.
1911 On August - 24 karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1912 Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on August - 24.
1912 On August - 24 nYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
1912 On August - 24 territory of Alaska organized
1912 On August - 24 uS passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt
1912 Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show) on August - 24.
1913 On August - 24 dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)
1914 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops on August - 24.
1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful) on this day in history.