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.)
1995 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
1997 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90 on this day in history.
2005 Hong Kong High Court Judge Michael Hartmann rules that sodomy laws were unconstitutional on this day in history.
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.
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 On this day in history 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands
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 Largest-ever lottery jackpot win in the US - $758.7m won by Mavis Wanczyk of Massachusetts in US Powerball Jackpot on August - 24.
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 On this day in history scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister of Australia after defeating Peter Dutton in a leadership spill, replacing Malcolm Turnbull
2018 On August - 24 french Open Tennis bans Serena Williams ' black Nike catsuit from future tournaments citing 'respect for the game and the place'
2018 Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister of Australia following a Liberal Party leadership ballot on this day in history.