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What Happened on August 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Erin O’Toole is elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
2017 The National Space Agency of Taiwan successfully launches the observation satellite Formosat-5 into space.
2016 An earthquake strikes Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2, with aftershocks felt as far as Rome and Florence. Around 300 people are killed.
2014 A magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes the San Francisco Bay Area; it is the largest in that area since 1989.
2012 Anders Behring Breivik, perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, is sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention.
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.
2010 Agni Air Flight 101 crashes near Shikharpur, Makwanpur, Nepal, killing all 14 people on board.
2008 Sixty-five passengers are killed when Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895 crashes during an emergency landing at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
2008 A Cessna 208 Caravan crashes in Cabañas, Zacapa, Guatemala, killing 11 people.
2006 The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
2004 Ninety passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers from Chechnya.
2001 Air Transat Flight 236 loses all engine power over the Atlantic Ocean, forcing the pilots to conduct an emergency landing in the Azores.
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.
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 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 Diệm if he did not remove his brother Ngô Đình Nhu.
1954 The Communist Control Act goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.
1954 Vice president João Café Filho takes office as president of Brazil, following the suicide of Getúlio Vargas.
1951 United Air Lines Flight 615 crashes near Decoto, California, killing 50 people.
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 The Holocaust: 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.
1938 Kweilin incident: A Japanese warplane shoots down the Kweilin, a Chinese civilian airliner, killing 14. It is the first recorded instance of a civilian airliner being shot down.
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 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.
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.
1789 The first naval battle of the Svensksund began in the Gulf of Finland.
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.
1743 The War of the Hats: The Swedish army surrenders to the Russians in Helsinki, ending the war and starting Lesser Wrath.
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.
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 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
2001 Mildred Maldonado, Mexican rhythmic gymnast
1899 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1895 Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)
1933 Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
1948 Kim Sung-il, South Korean commander and pilot
1358 John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1947 Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia
1977 Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer
1937 Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
1957 Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer
Famous People Deaths On August 24

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Date Name
1779 Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek monk and saint (b. 1714)
1759 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet and soldier (b. 1715)
1990 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (b. 1941)
1832 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (b. 1796)
1838 Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (b. 1790)
1821 John William Polidori, English writer and physician (b. 1795)
1217 Eustace the Monk, French pirate (b. 1170)
2007 Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
1954 Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (b. 1882)
1818 James Carr, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)