August 24 in History – What happened on 24 August in Past

24 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 24, the day number in a year is 236 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 237. August 24 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 24 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
49Caesar's Civil War-Forces loyal to Julius Caesar led by GaiusScribonius Curio were crushingly defeated by Pompeian Republicans underPublius Attius Varus and King Juba I of Numidia.
79According to estimates based on the Codex Laurentianus Mediceus,Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, andStabiae in Italy.
79The eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano submerged the ashes of the Roman city of Pompeii and Herculaneum volcano. Due to which 15,000 people died.
410Rome was sacked for the first time in 800 years, by theVisigoths under Alaric I.
1215Pope Innocent III outlawed the historic Magna Carta of Britain.
1456The oldest known version of the Gutenberg Bible, the firstmajor book produced on a printing press, was completed.
1456In Germany, the first copy of the Bible was printed from the chapel. It is also known as the Gutenberg Bible.
1482Anglo-Scottish Wars-The border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed andits castle were captured by English forces.
1600The first ship of the East India Company, Hector, reached the coast of Surat.
1690Job Carnock laid the foundation of the city of Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1814War of 1812-British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to various U.S. government buildings, including what is now the White House.
1816The Treaty of St. Louis signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1820A constitutional revolt ended in Oporto Portugal.
1821The Treaty of Córdoba was signed in Córdoba, Veracruz,ratifying the Plan of Iguala and concluding Mexico's War of Independencefrom Spain.
1853New York chef George Crum made potato chips for the first time.
1857The New York City branch of the Ohio Life Insurance and TrustCo. collapsed following widespread embezzlement, leading to a severerecession that caused about 5,000 businesses to fail.
1857The terror of 1857 was one of the most severe economic crises in US history.
1889The predominantly Maori New Zealand Native football teamplayed the last match of their 107-game tour, the longest in rugby unionhistory.
1892Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, one of the world's firstpurpose-built football grounds, opened.
1908Sultan Abdalziz of Morocco has been discouraged after much conflict, and his brother Abd al-Hafid was succeeded by Morocco
1910ITC Limited purchased India's third largest tobacco company in Kolkata.
1925Social reformer Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar died.
1926Pavlos Kuntorotis was sworn in as the President of Greece.
1941Adolf Hitler ordered the official termination of the T4euthanasia program of the mentally ill and disabled, although killing scontinued in secret for the remainder of the war.
1942World War II-Bombers from the United States aircraft carrierSaratoga sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo near Santa Isabel,Solomon Islands, helping to lead to an Allied victory.
1963Buddhist crisis-The U.S. State Department ordered AmbassadorHenry Cabot Lodge, Jr. to encourage South Vietnamese Army officers tooust Ngo Dinh Diem if he did not willingly remove Ngo Dinh Nhu from hisunofficial position of power.
1966U.S.S.R. launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon.
1968After erupting the first hydrogen bomb, France becomes the world's fifth largest nuclear power.
1969VV Giri became the fourth President of India.
1971India defeated England by four wickets in the Oval Cricket Test match and recorded their first win on the ground.
1973The disease that infects horse’s Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the horse’s brain has killed 50 horses in Mass and surrounding states. The cause of the disease is traced to be the pesticide, Malathion, which is sprayed over thousands of acres in order to kill mosquitoes.
1974Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed became the fifth President of India.
1992Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, the third mostpowerful Category 5 system to hit the United States during the 20thcentury.
1992China and South Korea established diplomatic relations.
1995Microsoft Windows-95 started selling.
1995Microsoft released Windows 95.
1998The first RFID human implantation was tested in the United Kingdom.
2004About 90 total people died after suicide bombers attacked twoairliners flying out of Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport.
2005Heavy floods hit Switzerland, Austria and Germany leading to the evacuation of thousands of people.
2006The International Astronomical Union (IAU) determined the term 'planet' for the first time and announced that Pluto was not a part of our solar system any more, demoting it to a 'dwarf planet.' 2,500 scientists at a meeting in Prague decided by vote that Pluto would no longer be considered a planet in the scientific community.
2008Demonstrators in the Indian state of West Bengal 'lay siege' to the factory manufacturing the Tata Nano, in a conflict over land expropriation.
2009Approximately 200 children are killed and around 900 are hospitalized due to the disease, Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, India.
2010India declines plans by excavating group Vedanta to remove bauxite in Orissa because of environmental concerns.
2011Steve Jobs resigns as the CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook took over the CEO position for the company.
2012The United States Anti-Doping Agency says it will forbid former professional road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong for life and suggest he be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.
2012American cyclist Lance Armstrong was banned from allcompetitions and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by theUnited States Anti-Doping Agency for using illicit performance-enhancingdrugs.
2014Hollywood veteran actor Sir Richard Attenbarra passed away.
2015American football player and coach Charlie Coffee passed away.

Famous Birthdays of August 24:

YearName / Profession / Country
1972Jean-Luc Brassard / Skier / Canada
1982Glen Atle Larsen / Footballer / Norway
1952Ian Grob / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1973Dave Chappelle / Actor / United States of America
1957Jeffrey Daniel / Writer / United States of America
1922Howard Zinn / Author / United States of America
1863Dragutin Lerman / Explorer / Croatia
1938Mason Williams / Guitarist / United States of America
1979Orlando Engelaar / Footballer / Netherlands
1937Susan Sheehan / Author / United States of America
1951Oscar Hijuelos / Author / United States of America
1988Manu Ma'u / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1979Michael Redd / Basketball Player / United States of America
1956John Culberson / Politician / United States of America
1975Mark de Vries / Footballer / Netherlands
1962Emile Roemer / Politician / Netherlands
1902Carlo Gambino / Criminal / Italy
1759William Wilberforce / Politician / United Kingdom
1890Duke Kahanamoku / Actor / United States of America
1578John Taylor / Poet / United Kingdom
1977Per Gade / Footballer / Denmark
1933Prince Rupert Loewenstein / Banker / Spain
1890Jean Rhys / Novelist / Dominican Republic
1947Paulo Coelho / Author / Brazil
1976Simon Dennis / Academic / United Kingdom
1989Rocío Igarzábal / Actress / Argentina
1922René Lévesque / Politician / Canada
1956Gerry Cooney / Boxer / United States of America
1932Richard Meale / Pianist / Australia
1979Vahur Afanasjev / Author / Estonia

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Read in Hindi : 24 अगस्त की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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