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What Happened on August 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 An earthquake strikes Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2, with aftershocks felt as far as Rome and Florence.
2010 In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
2010 Henan Airlines Flight 8387 crashes at Yichun Lindu Airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang, China, killing 44 out of the 96 people on board.
2006 The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
2004 90 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers from Chechnya.
1998 First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
1995 Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.
1994 Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1992 Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Homestead, Florida as a Category 5 hurricane, causing up to $25 billion (1992 USD) in damages.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991 Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1989 Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
1989 Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
1989 Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist prime minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1970 Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
1967 Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange 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 Ngô Đình Diỿm if he did not remove his brother Ngô Đình Nhu.
1954 The Communist Control Act goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.
1954 Getúlio 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 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 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, with the loss of seven officers and 113 crewmen. The US carrier USS Enterprise is 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 Spanish Civil War: the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
1937 Spanish Civil War: Sovereign Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón.
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 France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality pact.
1931 Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
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; the remaining Jews are forced to flee the city.
1914 World War I: German troops capture Namur.
1914 World War I: The Battle of Cer ends as the first Allied victory in the war.
1911 Manuel de Arriaga is elected and sworn-in as the first President of Portugal.
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.
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.
1781 American Revolutionary War: A small force of Pennsylvania militia is ambushed and overwhelmed by an American Indian group, which forces George Rogers Clark to abandon his attempt to attack Detroit.
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's foundation date is unknown).
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.
1643 A Dutch fleet establishes a new colony in the ruins of Valdivia in southern Chile.
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.
1349 Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
1215 Pope Innocent III issues a bull declaring Magna Carta invalid.
1200 King John of England, signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Angoulême Cathedral.
1185 Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans.
455 The Vandals, led by king Gaiseric, begin to plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Gaiseric 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.
394 The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, is written.
367 AD Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus at the age of eight by his father.
Famous People Born on August 24

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Year Name
1902 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)
1979 Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
1941 Alan M. Roberts, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol
1987 Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
1952 Carlo Curley, American organist and educator (d. 2012)
1944 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1824 Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)
1933 Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
1921 Sam Tingle, English-Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)
Famous People Deaths On August 24

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Date Name
2016 Walter Scheel, German politician, 4th President of Germany (b. 1919)
1999 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (b. 1916)
2001 Roman Matsov, Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor (b. 1917)
1042 Michael V Kalaphates, Byzantine emperor (b. 1015)
1939 Frederick Carl Frieseke, American painter and educator (b. 1874)
1841 John Ordronaux, French-American soldier (b. 1778)
1943 Antonio Alice, Argentinian painter and educator (b. 1886)
1804 Peggy Shippen, American wife of Benedict Arnold and American Revolutionary War spy (b. 1760)
2006 Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1916)
1980 Yootha Joyce, English actress (b. 1927)