Historical Events In August - 24
Monday, 03 October 2022
1995 On this day in history 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.)
1995 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78 on August - 24.
1996 On August - 24 ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
1997 On August - 24 phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
2005 On this day in history hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional.
2006 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 on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history the 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan.
2012 Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan on August - 24.
2013 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands on this day in history.
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.
2017 On this day in history largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot
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
2018 Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull on this day in history.
2018 French Open Tennis bans Serena Williams ' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place' on August - 24.
2018 Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia following a Liberal Party leadership ballot on August - 24.
2019 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism on this day in history.
2021 On August - 24 beyoncé becomes first black woman and third person to wear the Tiffany Diamond in an advertising campaign for the company alongside her husband Jay-Z
2021 On this day in history the 2020 Summer Paralympics were held in Tokyo, Japan. They were originally scheduled for 25 August–6 September 2020, but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.