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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

1995  On August - 24 microsoft holds a party for 2,000 industry dignitaries on its Redmond, WA campus, as it introduces the Windows 95 personal computer operating system to the world. (Our webmaster was one of those who attended the event, along with Bill Gates and Jay Leno.)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1995  Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  On this day in history ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1997  Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2005  Hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2006  On August - 24 the International Astronomical Union defines 'planet' at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of 'dwarf planet' more than 70 years after its discovery.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  On this day in history the 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2012  Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2013  On this day in history 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2014  Nurse William Pooley flies back to the UK for emergency treatment after contracting Ebola virus after attempting to treat patients in Sierra Leone on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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2017  Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On this day in history aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On this day in history scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  On August - 24 french Open Tennis bans Serena Williams ' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place'  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia following a Liberal Party leadership ballot on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1113  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1393  On August - 24 birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  On this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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