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Historical Events In August - 24

Sunday, 16 January 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.)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

1997  Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 on August - 24.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2005  On August - 24 hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 August - 24.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2007  The 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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 WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2018  On this day in history french Open Tennis bans Serena Williams ' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place'  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2018  On this day in history scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia following a Liberal Party leadership ballot.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2019  On this day in history brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2021  On this day in history 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  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2021  On August - 24 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.[180]  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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