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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

1968  France became world's 5th thermonuclear power on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1968  On August - 24 cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1970  On August - 24 bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59 on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  On this day in history charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1976  Soyuz 21 returns to Earth on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1976  On August - 24 michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  On August - 24 louis Prima, singer, dies at 66  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On this day in history mark Chapman begins a life sentence for killing 'Beatles' legend John Lennon  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On August - 24 mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On August - 24 jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On this day in history jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77 on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1989  On this day in history cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On this day in history pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  Voyager 2 flies past Neptune on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On this day in history gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Ukraine declares independence from the USSR on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  Hurricane Andrew hits the Florida coast, killing 20 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  On this day in history andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1993  On this day in history professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1994  On this day in history jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  On August - 24 birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1542  On August - 24 death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  Death of Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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