Historical Events In August - 24
Sunday, 26 May 2019
1889 On this day in history simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1889 On this day in history jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1890 On August - 24 duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
1891 On August - 24 thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1891 On August - 24 alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
1893 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1895 On August - 24 john F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose) on August - 24.
1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974) on this day in history.
1899 On August - 24 johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger) on August - 24.
1902 On August - 24 fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
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 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings on this day in history.
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 On this day in history alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
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 August - 24.
1909 On August - 24 workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1909 Ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939) on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history bernhard Heiden, composer
1911 Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal on August - 24.
1911 On this day in history karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1912 Alaska becomes a U.S. territory on August - 24.
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians on this day in history.
1912 On August - 24 territory of Alaska organized
1912 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt on this day in history.
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 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.