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August 24th, 2049 (August 24 2049)EventJulius 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.Julius Caesar Quotes
August 24th, 2006 (August 24 2006)EventThe International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.
August 24th, 2004 (August 24 2004)Event89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
August 24th, 2001 (August 24 2001)EventAir 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.
August 24th, 2000 (August 24 2000)EventArgon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.
August 24th, 1998 (August 24 1998)EventThe Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
August 24th, 1998 (August 24 1998)EventFirst RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
August 24th, 1994 (August 24 1994)EventInitial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
August 24th, 1992 (August 24 1992)EventDiplomatic relations are established between the People s Republic of China and South Korea.
August 24th, 1992 (August 24 1992)EventHurricane Andrew hits South Florida as a Category 5 Hurricane.
August 24th, 1991 (August 24 1991)EventMikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
August 24th, 1991 (August 24 1991)EventUkraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
August 24th, 1990 (August 24 1990)EventA judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band s music.
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventColombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventCincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
August 24th, 1989 (August 24 1989)EventVoyager 2 passes Neptune.
August 24th, 1981 (August 24 1981)EventMark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.John Lennon Quotes
August 24th, 1979 (August 24 1979)EventMount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
August 24th, 1968 (August 24 1968)EventFrance explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world s fifth nuclear power.
August 24th, 1967 (August 24 1967)EventLed by Abbie Hoffman, a group of hippies temporarily disrupt trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing a cease in trading as the brokers scramble to grab them up.Abbie Hoffman Quotes
August 24th, 1963 (August 24 1963)EventThe 200-metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time by Don Schollander (1:58).
August 24th, 1960 (August 24 1960)EventA temperature of ?88C (?127F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica - a world-record low.
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)EventThe Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed.
August 24th, 1954 (August 24 1954)EventGetulio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by Joao Cafe Filho.
August 24th, 1950 (August 24 1950)EventEdith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
August 24th, 1949 (August 24 1949)EventThe treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
August 24th, 1944 (August 24 1944)EventWorld War II: Allied troops start the attack on Paris.
August 24th, 1942 (August 24 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryujo is sunk and US carrier Enterprise heavily damaged. Solomon Quotes
August 24th, 1939 (August 24 1939)EventThe Nazi-Soviet Pact is signed between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.Joseph Stalin Quotes
August 24th, 1937 (August 24 1937)EventIn the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santona Agreement.
August 24th, 1936 (August 24 1936)EventThe Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
August 24th, 1932 (August 24 1932)EventAmelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
August 24th, 1931 (August 24 1931)EventFrance and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
August 24th, 1931 (August 24 1931)EventResignation of the United Kingdom s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
August 24th, 1929 (August 24 1929)EventTurkey and Persia sign a friendship treaty.
August 24th, 1929 (August 24 1929)EventRiots in Palestine of 1929: 18 Jews in Safed, 67 in Hebron, and 22 in Jerusalem killed by Arab Palestinians.
August 24th, 1914 (August 24 1914)EventWorld War I: German troops capture Namur.
August 24th, 1912 (August 24 1912)EventAlaska becomes a United States territory.
August 24th, 1909 (August 24 1909)EventWorkers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
August 24th, 1891 (August 24 1891)EventThomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
August 24th, 1875 (August 24 1875)EventCaptain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel
August 24th, 1870 (August 24 1870)EventThe Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
August 24th, 1858 (August 24 1858)EventIn Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks are arrested for learning.
August 24th, 1857 (August 24 1857)EventThe Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.
August 24th, 1831 (August 24 1831)EventCharles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.Charles Darwin Quotes
August 24th, 1821 (August 24 1821)EventThe Treaty of Cordoba is signed in Cordoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
August 24th, 1820 (August 24 1820)EventConstitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal s crises of the Nineteenth Century.
August 24th, 1816 (August 24 1816)EventThe Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
August 24th, 1814 (August 24 1814)EventBritish troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
August 24th, 1690 (August 24 1690)EventCalcutta, India is founded.
August 24th, 1682 (August 24 1682)EventWilliam Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.William Penn Quotes
August 24th, 1662 (August 24 1662)EventAct of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
August 24th, 1608 (August 24 1608)EventThe first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
August 24th, 1572 (August 24 1572)EventSaint Bartholomew s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
August 24th, 1561 (August 24 1561)EventWillem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
August 24th, 1511 (August 24 1511)EventAlfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
August 24th, 1456 (August 24 1456)EventThe printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
August 24th, 1391 (August 24 1391)EventJews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
August 24th, 1349 (August 24 1349)EventSix thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
August 24th, 1215 (August 24 1215)EventPope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
August 24th, 0410 (August 24 0410)EventThe Visigoths under Alaric begin to pillage Rome for three days.

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