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1912NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

192539th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2)

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

1984Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

1980Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic

1962Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

192943rd US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (6-4 6-2)

1983Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

1997Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273

1972Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

1989Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1940Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

19321st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

1682Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

1831John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle

1891Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

2006After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

1936FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

August 24th Historical Events
Date Event
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. 
BC
AD
79
Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die 
410
Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire 
1215
Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid 
1217
Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France 
1349
6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz 
1349
Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism 
1391
Jews of Palma Majorca massacred 
1456
The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed. 
1511
Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca. 
1516
Battle of Battle of Marj Dabiq: the Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate 
1542
Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain 
1572
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces 
1608
1st English convoy lands at Surat, India 
1654
Louis II Condé disbands ends of Atrecht 
1658
Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish 
1662
Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer 
1682
Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn 
1690
Job Charnock founds Calcutta India 
1704
Battle of Malaga, the largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive; Grand Alliance strategic victory 
1751
Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch 
1787
Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526 
1814
British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks (War of 1812) 
1816
The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri. 
1820
Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal; see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century. 
1826
Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Liege) opens 
1828
Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea 
1831
John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle 
1833
HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina 
1847
Charlotte Bronte finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre" 
1853
1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, NY) 
1854
National emigration convention meets in Cleveland 
1857
The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history. 
1858
Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning 
1869
Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron 
1870
The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion. 
1876
Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed 
1891
Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera 
1893
Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die 
1904
24th US Men's Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (10-8 6-4 9-7) 
1904
Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory 
1905
Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings 
1906
Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game 
1908
Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
1908
NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at Madison Square Garden 
1909
Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal 
1911
Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal 
1912
NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians 
1912
District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States 
1912
US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government 
1914
Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops 
1914
German troops occupy Namur, Belgium 
1914
Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC 
1918
Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2) 
1918
Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players 
1919
Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning 
1921
Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece 
1921
British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die 
1922
1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams) 
1923
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) 
1925
39th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2) 
1929
43rd US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (6-4 6-2) 
1929
Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem 
1929
Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty 
1931
France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty 
1932
1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart 
1936
Australian Antarctic Territory created 
1936
FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists 
1937
Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain 
1937
In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement. 
1938
England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval 
1938
Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game 
1939
Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact 
1940
Luftwaffe bombs London 
1940
Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run 
1942
Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy 
1942
Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany 
1943
Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game 
1944
General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris 
1945
Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12 
1949
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect 
1950
Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN 
1950
Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews 
1951
Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night", Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on 
1954
US President Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism 
1954
International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China 
1954
William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London 
1956
1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC 
1957
British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea 
1958
Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
1958
Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR) 
1959
England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India 
1959
Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii) 
1960
-127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) 
1960
60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil 
1961
Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms 
1961
Former South African nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice 
1962
Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1963
1st 200 metre freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58) 
1963
John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17' 
1964
2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 
1966
USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon 
1967
Liberian flag designed 
1968
France became world's 5th thermonuclear power with detonation on Mururoa 
1968
Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned 
1969
Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament 
1969
Peru nationalizes US oil interests 
1970
Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison 
1971
India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms 
1972
8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1 
1972
Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia 
1972
Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame 
1973
Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's 
1973
John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium 
1974
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
1975
Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing 
1975
Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
1975
Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens 
1975
SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0 
1975
Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup 
1976
Soyuz 21 returns to Earth 
1978
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1979
Cars play concert in NY Central Park 
1979
NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new 
1979
UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps 
1980
Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic 
1980
Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch 
1981
American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel 
1981
Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder 
1982
KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record 
1983
Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745 
1984
Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver 
1985
STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather 
1986
Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic 
1987
Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes 
1989
British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain 
1989
Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling 
1989
Voyager 2 flies past Neptune 
1990
3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia 
1990
Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City 
1991
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party 
1991
Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway 
1991
Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0 
1991
Ukraine declares independence from USSR 
1992
1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field) 
1992
Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings 
1992
Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die 
1992
Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint 
1992
Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea. 
1993
Mars Observer comes closest to Mars 
1993
Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals 
1994
Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66) 
1994
Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00) 
1994
Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism 
1995
Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island 
1995
Windows 95 debuts 
1997
97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel 
1997
Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic 
1997
Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime) 
1997
Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273 
1997
Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265 
1997
Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic 
1998
The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing. 
1998
First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom. 
2000
Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists. 
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. 
2004
89 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. 
2006
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet. 
2006
After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL 
2009
Thailand's GDP grew 2.3% in 2009's second quarter, technically leaving the recession 
2012
Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan 
2012
Yangmingtan Bridge collapses in China killing three people 
2012
Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court 
2012
A US jury in California finds that Samsung is guilty of patent infringement and awards over US$1 billion in damages to Apple 
2013
4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands 
2013
30 people are killed in a gang battle involving flame throwers in Palmasola prison, Bolivia 
2016
Florida Investigates New Zika Cases on Gulf Coast and in Miami 
2016
North Korea Seeks UN Meeting on US-South Korea Exercises 
2016
Tesla Lays Claim to World's Fastest Production Car 
2016
Japan, China, South Korea agree to urge North Korea to stop provocation 
2016
North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan 
2016
Brazil police probe money laundering tied to Olympic ticket ring 
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