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Historical Events on 24th August, What Happened on August 24th This Day in History

2010:In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
2006:The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
2004:Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
2001:Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
1998:First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
1994:Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1992:Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.
1991:Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991:Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1989:Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
1989:Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
1981:Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1967:Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
1963:Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xá Lợi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the United States Embassy, Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not remove his broth
1954:The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
1954:Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
1950:Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
1949:The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
1944:World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
1942:World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō is sunk and US carrier USS Enterprise heavily damaged.
1941:Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
1937:In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
1936:The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
1933:The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
1932:Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1931:Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
1931:France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
1929:Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
1914:World War I: German troops capture Namur.
1912:Alaska becomes a United States territory.
1909:Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1898:Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
1891:Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1875:Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
1870:The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
1857:The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
1821:The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
1820:Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
1816:The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1815:The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
1814:British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House, the Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze.
1812:Peninsular War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
1690:Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city has no birthday).
1682:William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1662:The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1608:The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
1561:Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
1516:The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.
1482:The town and castle of Berwick upon Tweed is captured from Scotland by an English army
1456:The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1391:Jews are massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
1349:Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
1215:Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
1200:King John of England, signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Bordeaux Cathedral.
1185:Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans.
455:The Vandals, led by king Genseric, begin to plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Genseric not destroy the ancient city or murder its citizens. He agrees and the gates of Rome are opened. However, the Vandals loot a great amount of treasure.
410:The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
79:Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash (note: this traditional date has been challenged, and many scholars believe that the event occurred on October 24).
49:Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

August 24 Birthdays, Who born on August 24th


2003 Alexandre Coste (French son of Albert II)
1996 Camila Giangreco Campiz (Paraguayan tennis player)
1994 Aqib Khan (English actor)
1994 Rafid Topan Sucipto (Indonesian motorcycle racer)
1991 Anett Schutting (Estonian tennis player)
1990 Sarah Heinke (American voice actress)
1990 Juan Pedro Lanzani (Argentinian actor and singer (Teen Angels))
1990 Anna-Liisa Põld (Estonian-American swimmer)
1990 Jeffrey Vinokur (American dancer)
1989 Rocío Igarzábal (Argentinian actress and singer (Teen Angels))
1988 Rupert Grint (English actor)
1988 Helga Krapf (Filipino actress)
1988 Maya Yoshida (Japanese footballer)
1987 Anže Kopitar (Slovenian ice hockey player)
1987 Jon Scheyer (American basketball player)
1986 Nick Adenhart (American baseball player (d. 2009))
1986 Joseph Akpala (Nigerian footballer)
1986 Shanthanu Bhagyaraj (Indian actor)
1986 Arian Foster (American football player)
1986 Fabiano Santacroce (Italian footballer)
1984 Yesung (South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior))
1984 Charlie Villanueva (American basketball player)
1983 Brett Gardner (American baseball player)
1983 Marcel Goc (German ice hockey player)
1983 Christopher Parker (English actor and television host)
1983 Maher Abu Remeleh (Palestinian martial artist)
1982 José Bosingwa (Portuguese footballer)
1982 Kim Källström (Swedish footballer)
1982 Glen Atle Larsen (Norwegian football player)
1981 Chad Michael Murray (American model and actor)
1981 Jiro Wang (Taiwanese singer and actor (Fahrenheit and Dong Cheng Wei))
1980 Sonja Bennett (Canadian actress)
1979 Vahur Afanasjev (Estonian author and poet)
1979 Orlando Engelaar (Dutch footballer)
1979 Elva Hsiao (Taiwanese singer and actress)
1979 Kaki King (American guitarist and composer)
1979 Michael Redd (American basketball player)
1979 Markus Walger (German rugby player)
1978 Derek Morris (Canadian ice hockey player)
1978 Beth Riesgraf (American actress)
1978 Darren Robinson (American singer and guitarist (Phantom Planet))
1977 Denílson de Oliveira Araújo (Brazilian footballer)
1977 Robert Enke (German footballer (d. 2009))
1977 Per Gade (Danish footballer)
1977 John Green (American author)
1977 Jürgen Macho (Austrian footballer)
1976 Alex O'Loughlin (Australian actor)
1976 Nordin Wooter (Surinamese-Dutch footballer)
1975 Roberto Colombo (Italian footballer)
1975 Mark de Vries (Surinamese-Dutch footballer)
1974 Órla Fallon (Irish singer-songwriter (Celtic Woman and Anúna))
1974 Jennifer Lien (American actress)
1973 Andrew Brunette (Canadian ice hockey player)
1973 Dave Chappelle (American comedian)
1973 Inge de Bruijn (Dutch swimmer)
1973 Grey DeLisle (American voice actress and singer)
1973 Carmine Giovinazzo (American actor and singer)
1972 Jean-Luc Brassard (Canadian skier)
1971 Pierfrancesco Favino (Italian actor)
1970 David Gregory (American journalist)
1970 Dan Henderson (American wrestler and mixed martial artist)
1970 Tugay Kerimoğlu (Turkish footballer)
1969 Jans Koerts (Dutch cyclist)
1968 Benoît Brunet (Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster)
1968 Shoichi Funaki (Japanese-American wrestler)
1968 Andreas Kisser (Brazilian guitarist)
1968 Urmas Liivamaa (Estonian footballer)
1968 Tim Salmon (American baseball player and sportscaster)
1968 James Toney (American boxer)
1967 Michael Thomas (English footballer)
1965 Marlee Matlin (American actress)
1965 Reggie Miller (American basketball player)
1965 Brian Rajadurai (Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer)
1964 Éric Bernard (French race car driver)
1964 Oteil Burbridge (American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band)
1964 Dana Gould (American comedian)
1964 Salizhan Sharipov (Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant)
1963 John Bush (American singer-songwriter (Anthrax and Armored Saint))
1963 Hideo Kojima (Japanese director and producer)
1962 Major Garrett (American journalist)
1962 Craig Kilborn (American actor and talk show host)
1962 David Koechner (American actor)
1962 Emile Roemer (Dutch politician)
1961 Ingrid Berghmans (Belgian martial artist)
1961 Jared Harris (English actor)
1960 Kim Christofte (Danish footballer)
1960 Takashi Miike (Japanese director)
1960 Cal Ripken (Jr.)
1959 Adrian Kuiper (South African cricketer)
1958 Steve Guttenberg (American actor and producer)
1958 Tracy Harris (American painter)
1958 Chris Offutt (American author)
1957 Jeffrey Daniel (American singer-songwriter and dancer (Shalamar))
1957 Stephen Fry (English actor)
1957 Marcel Vanthilt (Belgian singer and television presenter)
1956 John Culberson (American lawyer and politician)
1956 Dick Lee (Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright)
1956 Kevin Dunn (American actor)
1955 Mike Huckabee (American minister and politician)
1954 Philippe Cataldo (French singer-songwriter)
1954 Alain Daigle (Canadian ice hockey player)
1954 Heini Otto (Dutch footballer)
1953 Ron Holloway (American saxophonist)
1952 Marion Bloem (Dutch author)
1952 Bob Corker (American politician)
1952 John Cowan (American singer and bass player (New Grass Revival)
1952 Carlo Curley (American organist (d. 2012))
1952 Holly Hallstrom (American model)
1952 Linton Kwesi Johnson (Jamaican poet)
1952 Mike Shanahan (American football player and coach)
1952 Peter Vogel (German footballer)
1951 Orson Scott Card (American author and critic)
1951 Oscar Hijuelos (American author (d. 2013))
1950 John Banaszak (American football player and coach)
1950 Tim D. White (American paleoanthropologist)
1949 Pia Degermark (Swedish actress)
1949 Joe Regalbuto (American actor and director)
1949 Charles Rocket (American actor (d. 2005))
1948 Jean Michel Jarre (French pianist)
1948 Alexander McCall Smith (Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator)
1948 Sauli Niinistö (Finnish captain and politician)
1948 Kim Sung-il (South Korean commander and pilot)
1947 Anne Archer (American actress and producer)
1947 Paulo Coelho (Brazilian author and songwriter)
1947 Roger De Vlaeminck (Belgian cyclist)
1947 Joe Manchin (American politician)
1947 Vladimir Masorin (Russian admiral)
1945 Ronee Blakley (American singer-songwriter)
1945 Molly Duncan (Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band))
1945 Ken Hensley (English singer-songwriter)
1945 Vince McMahon (American wrestler)
1944 Henry Braden (American lawyer and politician (d. 2013))
1944 Bill Goldsworthy (Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996))
1944 Gregory Jarvis (American captain)
1944 Rocky Johnson (Canadian-American wrestler)
1943 John Cipollina (American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1943 Pini Zahavi (Israeli journalist and agent)
1942 Max Cleland (American captain and politician)
1940 Francine Lalonde (Canadian educator and politician)
1938 Halldór Blöndal (Icelandic politician)
1938 David Freiberg (American singer and bass player (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1938 Mason Williams (American guitarist and composer)
1937 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998))
1937 Susan Sheehan (Austrian-American author)
1936 A. S. Byatt (English author and poet)
1936 Kenny Guinn (American banker and politician)
1936 Arthur B. C. Walker (Jr.)
1934 Kenny Baker (English actor)
1932 Robert D. Hales (American captain and religious leader)
1932 W. Morgan Sheppard (English actor)
1930 Roger McCluskey (American race car driver (d. 1993))
1929 Yasser Arafat (Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician)
1929 Betty Dodson (American educator and author)
1927 David Ireland (Australian author)
1927 Harry Markowitz (American economist)
1924 Alyn Ainsworth (English singer and conductor (d. 1990))
1924 Jimmy Gardner (English actor (d. 2010))
1923 Arthur Jensen (American psychologist (d. 2012))
1922 René Lévesque (Canadian journalist and politician)
1922 Howard Zinn (American historian)
1921 Sam Tingle (Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008))
1921 Eric Simms (English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009))
1920 Alex Colville (Canadian painter (d. 2013))
1919 Enrique Llanes (Mexican wrestler (d. 2004))
1918 Sikander Bakht (Indian politician)
1917 Dennis James (American game show host and actor (d. 1997))
1916 Ruy de Freitas (Brazilian basketball player (d. 2012))
1916 Léo Ferré (Monegasque singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993))
1916 Hal Smith (American actor and singer (d. 1994))
1915 James Tiptree (Jr.)
1914 Ivar Iversen (Norwegian canoe racer (d. 2012))
1913 Charles Snead Houston (American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009))
1911 Viktor Barna (Hungarian-English table tennis player (d. 1972))
1911 Lofty England (English engineer and manager (d. 1995))
1911 Durward Kirby (American television host and announcer (d. 2000))
1911 Michel Pablo (Egyptian-Greek Trotskyist leader (d. 1996))
1909 Ronnie Grieveson (South African cricketer (d. 1998))
1908 Shivaram Rajguru (Indian activist (d. 1931))
1907 Bruno Giacometti (Swiss architect)
1905 Arthur Crudup (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976))
1905 Siaka Stevens (Sierra Leonean politician)
1904 Mary Burchell (English activist and author (d. 1986))
1904 Alice White (American actress and singer (d. 1983))
1903 Karl Hanke (Polish-German politician (d. 1945))
1902 Fernand Braudel (French historian (d. 1985))
1902 Carlo Gambino (Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976))
1901 Preston Foster (American actor and singer (d. 1970))
1899 Jorge Luis Borges (Argentinian-Swiss author)
1899 Albert Claude (Belgian biologist)
1899 Gaylord DuBois (American author (d. 1993))
1898 Malcolm Cowley (American author)
1897 Fred Rose (American pianist)
1895 Richard Cushing (American cardinal (d. 1970))
1893 Haim Ernst Wertheimer (German-Israeli biochemist (d. 1978))
1890 Duke Kahanamoku (American swimmer)
1890 Jean Rhys (Dominican-English author (d. 1979))
1887 Harry Hooper (American baseball player (d. 1974))
1884 Earl Derr Biggers (American author and playwright (d. 1933))
1880 Joshua Lionel Cowen (American businessman)
1872 Max Beerbohm (English author and illustrator (d. 1956))
1865 Ferdinand I of Romania (King of the Romanians (d. 1927))
1863 Dragutin Lerman (Croatian explorer (d. 1918))
1860 David Bowman (Australian politician (d. 1916))
1851 Tom Kendall (Australian cricketer (d. 1924))
1845 James Calhoun (American lieutenant (d. 1876))
1837 Théodore Dubois (French organist)
1824 Antonio Stoppani (Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891))
1787 James Weddell (Belgian-English sailor)
1772 William I of the Netherlands (Prince of Nassau-Orange-Fulda (d. 1840))
1759 William Wilberforce (English politician and philanthropist (d. 1833))
1758 Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794) ()
1750 Letizia Ramolino (French wife of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1836))
1732 Peter Ernst Wilde (German physician and journalist (d. 1785))
1707 Selina Hastings (Countess of Huntingdon (d. 1791))
1635 Peder Griffenfeld (Danish politician (d. 1699))
1591 Robert Herrick (English poet (d. 1674))
1578 John Taylor (English poet (d. 1653))
1552 Lavinia Fontana (Italian painter (d. 1614))
1393 Arthur III (Duke of Brittany (d. 1458))
1358 John I of Castile (King of the Crown of Castile (d. 1390))
1198 Alexander II of Scotland (King of Scots (d. 1249))
1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet (Count of Anjou (d. 1151))

August 24 deaths, Who died on August 24th


2013 Gerry Baker (American soccer player and manager (b. 1938))
2013 Newton de Sordi (Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931))
2013 Ricardo Elizondo Elizondo (Mexican author (b. 1950))
2013 Julie Harris (American actress and singer (b. 1925))
2013 Muriel Siebert (American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1928))
2013 Mike Winters (English comedian and actor (b. 1926))
2012 Dadullah (Pakistani Taliban leader (b. 1965))
2012 Pauli Ellefsen (Faroese politician)
2012 Steve Franken (American actor (b. 1932))
2012 Zygmunt Kiszkurno (Polish target shooter (b. 1921))
2012 Claire Malis (American actress (b. 1943))
2012 Dale Sommers (American radio host (b. 1943))
2012 Maureen Toal (Irish actress (b. 1930))
2012 Félix Miélli Venerando (Brazilian footballer (b. 1937))
2012 Krum Yanev (Bulgarian footballer (b. 1929))
2011 Mike Flanagan (American baseball player)
2010 Satoshi Kon (Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1963))
2007 Andrée Boucher (Canadian politician)
2007 Aaron Russo (American director and producer (b. 1943))
2006 Leonard Levy (Canadian-American academic and author (b. 1923))
2006 Cristian Nemescu (Romanian director)
2006 Rocco Petrone (American engineer (b. 1926))
2006 Léopold Simoneau (Canadian tenor (b. 1916))
2005 Kaleth Morales (Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1984))
2005 Hal Kalin (American singer (Kalin Twins) (b. 1934))
2004 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Swiss-American psychiatrist (b. 1926))
2003 Wilfred Thesiger (Ethiopian-English explorer and author (b. 1910))
2002 Nikolay Guryanov Russian priest and mystic (b. 1909) ()
2001 Jane Greer (American actress and singer (b. 1924))
2001 Roman Matsov (Estonian violinist)
2000 Andy Hug (Swiss martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1964))
1999 Alexandre Lagoya (Egyptian guitarist (b. 1929))
1998 E. G. Marshall (American actor (b. 1910))
1997 Werner Abrolat (German actor (b. 1924))
1997 Luigi Villoresi (Italian racing driver (b. 1907))
1995 Alfred Eisenstaedt (German-American photographer and journalist (b. 1898))
1992 André Donner (Dutch judge (b. 1918))
1991 Bernard Castro (Italian-American inventor (b. 1904))
1990 Sergei Dovlatov (Russian-American journalist and author (b. 1941))
1990 Gely Abdel Rahman (Sudanese-Egyptian poet (b. 1931))
1987 Malcolm Kirk (English wrestler (b. 1936))
1985 Paul Creston (American composer (b. 1906))
1983 Kalevi Kotkas (Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (b. 1913))
1983 Scott Nearing (American economist)
1982 Félix-Antoine Savard (Canadian priest and author (b. 1896))
1980 Yootha Joyce (English actress (b. 1927))
1979 Hanna Reitsch (German pilot (b. 1912))
1979 Sampson Sievers (Russian monk and mystic (b. 1898))
1978 Louis Prima (American singer-songwriter)
1977 Buddy O'Connor (Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916))
1974 Alexander P. de Seversky (Russian-American pilot and businessman)
1967 Lam Bun (Hong Kong radio host (b. 1930))
1967 Henry J. Kaiser (American businessman)
1965 Mart Kuusik (Estonian rower (b. 1877))
1961 Günter Litfin (German person that was shot at the Berlin Wall (b. 1937))
1958 Paul Henry (Irish painter (b. 1876))
1956 Kenji Mizoguchi (Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1898))
1956 Mitchell Lewis (American film actor (b. 1880))
1954 Getúlio Vargas (Brazilian lawyer and politician)
1946 James Clark McReynolds (American lawyer and judge)
1945 Midori Naka (Japanese actress (b. 1909))
1943 Antonio Alice (Argentinian painter (b. 1886))
1943 Simone Weil (French philosopher and activist (b. 1909))
1940 Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (Polish-German technician and inventor)
1930 Tom Norman (English businessman and showman (b. 1860))
1923 Kate Douglas Wiggin (American author (b. 1856))
1895 Albert F. Mummery (English mountaineer and author (b. 1855))
1888 Rudolf Clausius (German physicist and mathematician (b. 1822))
1841 Theodore Hook (English composer (b. 1788))
1841 John Ordronaux (French-American privateer (b. 1778))
1832 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (French physicist and engineer (b. 1796))
1818 James Carr (American politician (b. 1777))
1798 Thomas Alcock (English clergyman and author (b. 1709))
1779 Cosmas of Aetolia (Greek monk and saint (b. 1714))
1773 George Lyttelton (1st Baron Lyttelton)
1759 Ewald Christian von Kleist (German poet (b. 1715))
1683 John Owen (English theologian and academic (b. 1616))
1680 Thomas Blood (Irish colonel (b. 1618))
1680 Ferdinand Bol (Dutch painter (b. 1616))
1679 Jean François Paul de Gondi (French cardinal (b. 1614))
1647 Nicholas Stone (English sculptor and architect (b. 1586))
1595 Thomas Digges (English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1546))
1572 Gaspard II de Coligny (French admiral (b. 1519))
1572 Charles de Téligny (French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535))
1542 Gasparo Contarini (Italian cardinal (b. 1483))
1540 Parmigianino (Italian painter (b. 1503))
1217 Eustace the Monk (French pirate (b. 1170))
1103 Magnus Barefoot (Norwegian king (b. 1073))
1042 Michael V Kalaphates (Byzantine emperor (b. 1015))