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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 20 May 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 August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1996  Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69 on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

2005  Hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2006  On this day in history 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  The 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan on August - 24.  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 August - 24 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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2017  On August - 24 largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot  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  Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull on August - 24.  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 August - 24.  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  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on August - 24.  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 August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1103  On this day in history 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 August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on August - 24.  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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