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On this day in History – Aug 25 Agosto 24, 2005

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0383 – Gratian dies. Roman Emperor
0608 – É eleito o Papa Bonifácio IV
1192 – Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy dies (b. 1142)
1270 – King Louis IX of France dies
1482 – Margarida de Anjou, rainha consorte de Henrique VI de Inglaterra
1530 – Ivan IV of Russia (“Ivan the Terrible”) was born (d. 1584).
1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, was formed.
1580 – Battle of Alcantara. Spain defeats Portugal/Batalha de Alcântara, entre D. António Prior do Crato e o Duque de Alba, saindo este vencedor.
1594 – San Luis in Argentina is founded.
1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1624 – François de la Chaise was born (d. 1709). French confessor of Louis XIV of France
1635 – Sir Henry Morgan was born (d. 1688). Privateer
1648 – José de Calasanz, santo y presbítero católico.
1662 – John Leverett the Younger was born (d. 1724). American President of Harvard.
1688 – Henry Morgan dies. Welsh privateer
1691 – Jan Vermeer dies. Dutch painter
1699 – King Christian V of Denmark dies (b. 1646)
1711 – Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey dies. English politician
1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana is founded.
1724 – George Stubbs was born (d. 1806). British painter
1742 – Morre Carlos Seixas. Compositor português.
1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder was born (d. 1803). German writer.
1767 – Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just was born. French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
1772 – King William I of the Netherlands was born (d. 1843)
1774 – Niccolò Jommelli dies. Ccomposer
1776 – David Hume dies (b. 1711). Scottish philosopher.
1786 – King Ludwig I of Bavaria was born (d. 1868)
1796 – James Lick was born (d. 1876). California land baron
1802 – Niels Henrik Abel was born (d. 1829). Norwegian mathematics
1803 – Nasce Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias, oficial e patrono do Exército Brasileiro brasileiro (m. 1880).
1819 – Allan Pinkerton was born (d. 1884). American private detective.
1822 – William Herschel dies (b. 1738). German-born astronomer)
1825 – Uruguay declares its independence from Spain.
1830 – Belgium revolts from the Netherlands
1831 – Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, político e historiador chileno.
1835 – The New York Sun perpetrates The Great Moon Hoax.
1836 – Bret Harte, American writer (d. 1902)
1841 – Emil Theodor Kocher was born (d. 1917). Medical researcher who was in 1909 Nobel Prize in Medicine laureate.
1845 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born (d. 1886)
1850 – Charles Robert Richet was born (d. 1935). French scientist who was 1913 Nobel Prize in Medicine laureate.
1867 – Michael Faraday dies (b. 1791). English scientist
1875 – Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
1882 – Sean O’Kelly was born (d. 1966). President of Ireland
1889 – O general Legítimo renuncia à Presidência da República do Haiti.
1894 – Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1897 – O presidente uruguaio Juan Idiarte Borda é assassinado em frente a Catedral de Montevidéu.
1898 – Helmut Hasse was born. German mathematican
1900 – Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was born. Scientist.
1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche dies. German philosopher
1900 – Kuroda Kiyotaka dies (b. 1840). Prime Minister of Japan
1902 – Stefan Wolpe was born (d. 1972). Composer.
1904 – Henri Fantin-Latour dies. Painter
1908 – Henri Becquerel dies (b. 1852). French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1909 – Ruby Keeler was born (d. 1993). Singer and actress.
1909 – Michael Rennie was born (d. 1971). Actor
1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.
1912 – Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party is founded.
1912 – Erich Honecker was born (d. 1994). Head of state of East Germany.
1913 – Walt Kelly was born (d. 1973). American cartoonist.
1916 – Van Johnson was born. Actor
1916 – United States National Park Service is created.
1917 – Mel Ferrer was born. American actor
1918 – Leonard Bernstein was born (d. 1990). American conductor and composer.
1918 – Richard Greene was born. Actor
1919 – George Wallace was born (d. 1998). Governor of Alabama.
1920 – Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, started on August 13, now ends. The Red Army is defeated.
1921 – Monty Hall was born. Game show host
1921 – Brian Moore was born (d. 1999). Irish-born Canadian writer.
1923 – Nasce Fernando Távora. Professor e arquitecto português.
1923 – Nasce Alvaro Mutis. Escritor colombiano.
1925 – Nasce Juanita Reina. Actriz espanhola.
1925 – Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf dies. Chief of Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Army
1927 – Althea Gibson was born (d. 2003). American tennis player.
1928 – Herbert Kroemer was born. German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1929 – Gordon Sherwood was born. Composer
1930 – Sir Sean Connery was born. Scottish actor
1930 – Nasce, em Vila Nova de Gaia, Maria Alberta Meneres. Escritora portuguesa.
1933 – Regis Philbin was born. Television host
1933 – Wayne Shorter was born. Jazz musician
1933 – Tom Skerritt was born. Actor
1935 – Charles Wright was born. American poet
1938 – David Canary was born. Actor
1938 – Frederick Forsyth was born. Author
1939 – John Badham was born. Film director
1940 – José Van Dam was born. Belgian baritone
1941 – Marshall Brickman was born. Screenwriter
1942 – Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
1942 – George Edward Alexander Windsor dies. Duke of Kent
1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1944 – Anthony Heald was born. Actor
1945 – John Birch dies. Intelligence officer & missionary, namesake of the John Birch Society
1946 – Rollie Fingers was born. Baseball player
1946 – Ben Hogan wins PGA Championship.
1947 – Golpe de Estado no Equador: O presidente Velasco Ibarra renuncia ao cargo em favor do coronel Mancheño.
1947 – Anne Archer was born. Actress
1948 – Tony Ramos was born. Brazilian actor, ator brasileiro.
1949 – Martin Amis was born. Novelist
1949 – John Savage was born. Actor
1949 – Gene Simmons was born. Bassist
1950 – President Harry Truman ordered the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
1951 – Robert Joseph Glass was born. Artist
1951 – Rob Halford was born. English singer (Judas Priest)
1952 – Peter Wolf was born. Singer and composer
1954 – Elvis Costello was born. Musician.
1956 – Alfred Kinsey dies. Biologist and human sexuality research scientist.
1958 – Tim Burton was born. Film director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Games of the XVII Olympiad open in Rome.
1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus was born. Singer.
1961 – Brasil : O presidente Jânio Quadros renuncia ao cargo sete meses após assumir. João Goulart, seu vice, assume o cargo.
1962 – Viv Campbell was born. Guitarist (Def Leppard)
1962 – David Packer was born. American actor
1964 – Maxim Kontsevich was born. Russian mathematician
1964 – Blair Underwood was born. Actor.
1967 – Stanley Bruce dies. Eighth Prime Minister of Australia
1967 – Paul Muni dies. Academy Award-winning actor
1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell dies. American Nazi Party leader
1968 – Rafet El Roman was born. Singer, composer
1968 – Rachael Ray was born. Cook and television host
1968 – Stuart Murdoch was born. Musician (Belle & Sebastian)
1969 – Cameron Mathison was born. Canadian actor (All My Children)
1970 – Claudia Schiffer was born. German model
1971 – Ted Lewis dies (b. 1890). Jazz musician and entertainer
1972 – Marvin Harrison was born. American football player
1972 – Nasce Catarina Furtado. Apresentadora televisiva portuguesa.
1973 – Jennifer Wilbanks was born. American causes celebre, “runaway bride”.
1975 – Bruce Springsteen releases Born to Run, the classic album that would launch him to superstardom.
1976 – Eyvind Johnson dies (b. 1900). Swedish writer
1979 – Stan Kenton dies. American jazz musician and band leader
1979 – Ray Eberle dies. Jazz musician and band leader
1980 – Gower Champion dies. Ddancer, actor, and choreographer.
1980 – Morre José Medina (n. 1894). Actor e realizador brasileiro.
1980 – Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix.
1980 – The Broadway musical 42nd Street opened; the show’s director, Gower Champion, died earlier that day.
1981 – Rachel Bilson was born. Actress.
1981 – Bill Colleman dies. American jazz music.
1983 – Um golpe de Estado derruba o presidente da Guatemala, Efraín Ríos Montt, que havia conquistado o poder com força um ano antes.
1984 – Truman Capote dies. Author
1984 – Waite Hoyt, Baseball Hall of Famer (b. 1899)
1985 – Samantha Smith dies. American social activist and actress
1987 – Stacey Farber was born. Actress.
1989 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft flies by Neptune, the last major planet it could visit before leaving the Solar System.
1989 – Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
1989 – Morre Norberto Lopes. Jornalista português.
1990 – Morley Callaghan dies. Canadian writer.
1991 – Linus Torvalds first says in a post to the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he is working on a new free computer operating system.
1991 – Independência da Bielorrússia.
1994 – Alexandr Solzhenitsin ganha o Prémio Leon Tolstói pela sua contribuição para a literatura russa.
1998 – Incêndio do Chiado , em Lisboa : Entre as 4h e 30m e as 4h e 45m da manhã, na secção de perfumaria e «lingerie» dos Grandes Armazéns Grandela, começava o incêndio. O alarme só foi dado às 5h e 19m, devido à falha dos telefones e do alarme de incêndio. Só às 15h foi anunciado que o fogo se encontrava dominado, quando já tinham ardido quatro quarteirões.
2000 – Desaparece, em Belgrado, o ex presidente sérvio Ivan Stambolic.
2000 – Carl Barks dies. Cartoonist (Donald Duck)
2001 – Aaliyah dies (plane crash). Singer.
2001 – Ken Tyrrell dies (b. 3 May 1924). British automobile racing team owner.
2002 – Dorothy Hewett dies. Australian writer.
2003 – the Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo, Northwest Territories.
2003 – 52 killed in two Islamic terrorist bomb blasts in Mumbai, India.
Uruguay – National Day.
Roman EmpireOpiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
Philippines – National Heroes’ Day.
Australia – Claytonymas. Held in honour of Australian war heroes.
Brasil: Dia do soldado (nascimento de Duque de Caxias).
 

On this day in History – Aug 25

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0383 – Gratian dies. Roman Emperor
0608 – É eleito o Papa Bonifácio IV
1192 – Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy dies (b. 1142)
1270 – King Louis IX of France dies
1482 – Margarida de Anjou, rainha consorte de Henrique VI de Inglaterra
1530 – Ivan IV of Russia (“Ivan the Terrible”) was born (d. 1584).
1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, was formed.
1580 – Battle of Alcantara. Spain defeats Portugal/Batalha de Alcântara, entre D. António Prior do Crato e o Duque de Alba, saindo este vencedor.
1594 – San Luis in Argentina is founded.
1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1624 – François de la Chaise was born (d. 1709). French confessor of Louis XIV of France
1635 – Sir Henry Morgan was born (d. 1688). Privateer
1648 – José de Calasanz, santo y presbítero católico.
1662 – John Leverett the Younger was born (d. 1724). American President of Harvard.
1688 – Henry Morgan dies. Welsh privateer
1691 – Jan Vermeer dies. Dutch painter
1699 – King Christian V of Denmark dies (b. 1646)
1711 – Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey dies. English politician
1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana is founded.
1724 – George Stubbs was born (d. 1806). British painter
1742 – Morre Carlos Seixas. Compositor português.
1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder was born (d. 1803). German writer.
1767 – Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just was born. French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
1772 – King William I of the Netherlands was born (d. 1843)
1774 – Niccolò Jommelli dies. Ccomposer
1776 – David Hume dies (b. 1711). Scottish philosopher.
1786 – King Ludwig I of Bavaria was born (d. 1868)
1796 – James Lick was born (d. 1876). California land baron
1802 – Niels Henrik Abel was born (d. 1829). Norwegian mathematics
1803 – Nasce Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias, oficial e patrono do Exército Brasileiro brasileiro (m. 1880).
1819 – Allan Pinkerton was born (d. 1884). American private detective.
1822 – William Herschel dies (b. 1738). German-born astronomer)
1825 – Uruguay declares its independence from Spain.
1830 – Belgium revolts from the Netherlands
1831 – Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, político e historiador chileno.
1835 – The New York Sun perpetrates The Great Moon Hoax.
1836 – Bret Harte, American writer (d. 1902)
1841 – Emil Theodor Kocher was born (d. 1917). Medical researcher who was in 1909 Nobel Prize in Medicine laureate.
1845 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born (d. 1886)
1850 – Charles Robert Richet was born (d. 1935). French scientist who was 1913 Nobel Prize in Medicine laureate.
1867 – Michael Faraday dies (b. 1791). English scientist
1875 – Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel.
1882 – Sean O’Kelly was born (d. 1966). President of Ireland
1889 – O general Legítimo renuncia à Presidência da República do Haiti.
1894 – Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1897 – O presidente uruguaio Juan Idiarte Borda é assassinado em frente a Catedral de Montevidéu.
1898 – Helmut Hasse was born. German mathematican
1900 – Sir Hans Adolf Krebs was born. Scientist.
1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche dies. German philosopher
1900 – Kuroda Kiyotaka dies (b. 1840). Prime Minister of Japan
1902 – Stefan Wolpe was born (d. 1972). Composer.
1904 – Henri Fantin-Latour dies. Painter
1908 – Henri Becquerel dies (b. 1852). French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1909 – Ruby Keeler was born (d. 1993). Singer and actress.
1909 – Michael Rennie was born (d. 1971). Actor
1910 – Yellow Cab is founded.
1912 – Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party is founded.
1912 – Erich Honecker was born (d. 1994). Head of state of East Germany.
1913 – Walt Kelly was born (d. 1973). American cartoonist.
1916 – Van Johnson was born. Actor
1916 – United States National Park Service is created.
1917 – Mel Ferrer was born. American actor
1918 – Leonard Bernstein was born (d. 1990). American conductor and composer.
1918 – Richard Greene was born. Actor
1919 – George Wallace was born (d. 1998). Governor of Alabama.
1920 – Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, started on August 13, now ends. The Red Army is defeated.
1921 – Monty Hall was born. Game show host
1921 – Brian Moore was born (d. 1999). Irish-born Canadian writer.
1923 – Nasce Fernando Távora. Professor e arquitecto português.
1923 – Nasce Alvaro Mutis. Escritor colombiano.
1925 – Nasce Juanita Reina. Actriz espanhola.
1925 – Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf dies. Chief of Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Army
1927 – Althea Gibson was born (d. 2003). American tennis player.
1928 – Herbert Kroemer was born. German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1929 – Gordon Sherwood was born. Composer
1930 – Sir Sean Connery was born. Scottish actor
1930 – Nasce, em Vila Nova de Gaia, Maria Alberta Meneres. Escritora portuguesa.
1933 – Regis Philbin was born. Television host
1933 – Wayne Shorter was born. Jazz musician
1933 – Tom Skerritt was born. Actor
1935 – Charles Wright was born. American poet
1938 – David Canary was born. Actor
1938 – Frederick Forsyth was born. Author
1939 – John Badham was born. Film director
1940 – José Van Dam was born. Belgian baritone
1941 – Marshall Brickman was born. Screenwriter
1942 – Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
1942 – George Edward Alexander Windsor dies. Duke of Kent
1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1944 – Anthony Heald was born. Actor
1945 – John Birch dies. Intelligence officer & missionary, namesake of the John Birch Society
1946 – Rollie Fingers was born. Baseball player
1946 – Ben Hogan wins PGA Championship.
1947 – Golpe de Estado no Equador: O presidente Velasco Ibarra renuncia ao cargo em favor do coronel Mancheño.
1947 – Anne Archer was born. Actress
1948 – Tony Ramos was born. Brazilian actor, ator brasileiro.
1949 – Martin Amis was born. Novelist
1949 – John Savage was born. Actor
1949 – Gene Simmons was born. Bassist
1950 – President Harry Truman ordered the US Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
1951 – Robert Joseph Glass was born. Artist
1951 – Rob Halford was born. English singer (Judas Priest)
1952 – Peter Wolf was born. Singer and composer
1954 – Elvis Costello was born. Musician.
1956 – Alfred Kinsey dies. Biologist and human sexuality research scientist.
1958 – Tim Burton was born. Film director, producer, and screenwriter
1960 – Games of the XVII Olympiad open in Rome.
1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus was born. Singer.
1961 – Brasil : O presidente Jânio Quadros renuncia ao cargo sete meses após assumir. João Goulart, seu vice, assume o cargo.
1962 – Viv Campbell was born. Guitarist (Def Leppard)
1962 – David Packer was born. American actor
1964 – Maxim Kontsevich was born. Russian mathematician
1964 – Blair Underwood was born. Actor.
1967 – Stanley Bruce dies. Eighth Prime Minister of Australia
1967 – Paul Muni dies. Academy Award-winning actor
1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell dies. American Nazi Party leader
1968 – Rafet El Roman was born. Singer, composer
1968 – Rachael Ray was born. Cook and television host
1968 – Stuart Murdoch was born. Musician (Belle & Sebastian)
1969 – Cameron Mathison was born. Canadian actor (All My Children)
1970 – Claudia Schiffer was born. German model
1971 – Ted Lewis dies (b. 1890). Jazz musician and entertainer
1972 – Marvin Harrison was born. American football player
1972 – Nasce Catarina Furtado. Apresentadora televisiva portuguesa.
1973 – Jennifer Wilbanks was born. American causes celebre, “runaway bride”.
1975 – Bruce Springsteen releases Born to Run, the classic album that would launch him to superstardom.
1976 – Eyvind Johnson dies (b. 1900). Swedish writer
1979 – Stan Kenton dies. American jazz musician and band leader
1979 – Ray Eberle dies. Jazz musician and band leader
1980 – Gower Champion dies. Ddancer, actor, and choreographer.
1980 – Morre José Medina (n. 1894). Actor e realizador brasileiro.
1980 – Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix.
1980 – The Broadway musical 42nd Street opened; the show’s director, Gower Champion, died earlier that day.
1981 – Rachel Bilson was born. Actress.
1981 – Bill Colleman dies. American jazz music.
1983 – Um golpe de Estado derruba o presidente da Guatemala, Efraín Ríos Montt, que havia conquistado o poder com força um ano antes.
1984 – Truman Capote dies. Author
1984 – Waite Hoyt, Baseball Hall of Famer (b. 1899)
1985 – Samantha Smith dies. American social activist and actress
1987 – Stacey Farber was born. Actress.
1989 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft flies by Neptune, the last major planet it could visit before leaving the Solar System.
1989 – Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary.
1989 – Morre Norberto Lopes. Jornalista português.
1990 – Morley Callaghan dies. Canadian writer.
1991 – Linus Torvalds first says in a post to the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he is working on a new free computer operating system.
1991 – Independência da Bielorrússia.
1994 – Alexandr Solzhenitsin ganha o Prémio Leon Tolstói pela sua contribuição para a literatura russa.
1998 – Incêndio do Chiado , em Lisboa : Entre as 4h e 30m e as 4h e 45m da manhã, na secção de perfumaria e «lingerie» dos Grandes Armazéns Grandela, começava o incêndio. O alarme só foi dado às 5h e 19m, devido à falha dos telefones e do alarme de incêndio. Só às 15h foi anunciado que o fogo se encontrava dominado, quando já tinham ardido quatro quarteirões.
2000 – Desaparece, em Belgrado, o ex presidente sérvio Ivan Stambolic.
2000 – Carl Barks dies. Cartoonist (Donald Duck)
2001 – Aaliyah dies (plane crash). Singer.
2001 – Ken Tyrrell dies (b. 3 May 1924). British automobile racing team owner.
2002 – Dorothy Hewett dies. Australian writer.
2003 – the Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo, Northwest Territories.
2003 – 52 killed in two Islamic terrorist bomb blasts in Mumbai, India.
Uruguay – National Day.
Roman EmpireOpiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
Philippines – National Heroes’ Day.
Australia – Claytonymas. Held in honour of Australian war heroes.
Brasil: Dia do soldado (nascimento de Duque de Caxias).
 

Uefa Champions League : Results

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Third qualifying round – Last results – 24 Aug

Club Brugge 1-0 (4-3 pen) Valerenga (0-1)
Debrecen 0 – 3 Man. United (0-3)
Internazionale 1-1 Shaktar (2-0)
Villareal 2-1 Everton (2-1)
Rangers 2-0 Anorthosis (2-1)
W. Bremen 3-0 Basel (1-2)
Slavia 0 – 2 Anderlecht (1-2)
Ajax 3 – 1 Brondby (2-2)

 

ANJO CAÍDO – Bulhão Pato

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Na flor da vida, formosa,
ingénua, casta, inocente,
eras tu no mundo, rosa!
Quem te arrojou de repente
para o abismo fatal?
Viste um dia o sol de abril;
o teu seio virginal
sorriu alegre e gentil.

Ergueu-se aos clarões suaves
d’aquela doce alvorada
a tua face encantada.
Amaste o doce gorjeio
que desprendiam as aves,
e no teu cândido seio
quanto amor, quanta ilusão
alegre pulava então.

Mal haja o fatal destino,
maldita a sinistra mão,
que em teu cálix purpurino
derramou fera e brutal
esse veneno fatal.

Hoje és bela; mas teu rosto
que outrora alegre sorria,
é todo melancolia!

Hoje nem sol, nem estrela,
para ti brilha no céu;
mal haja quem te perdeu!

Raimundo Bulhão Pato (n. 3 Mar 1829 Bilbao; m. 24 Ago 1912, Monte da Caparica)

 

On this day in History – Aug 24

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49 BC – Julius Caesar‘s general Gaius Curio is defeated in the 2nd Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio is slain in battle.
0079 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
0079 – Pliny the Elder dies. Polymath
0410 – The Visigoths under Alaric sack Rome for three days.
1113 – Geoffrey Plantagenet was born. Count of Anjou, father of Henry II of England
1103 – Magnus III Berføtt dies. King of Norway (1093-1103)
1198 – Alexander II of Scotland was born (d. 1249)
1215 – Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid.
1313 – Henry VI dies. Holy Roman Emperor(1312-1313)
1349 – 6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz because they are blamed for the bubonic plague.
1356 – A cidade de Lisboa é atingida por um violento terramoto.
1358 – King John I of Castile was born (d. 1390)
1391 – Jews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
1393 – Arthur III, the Justicier was born (d. 1458). Duke of Brittany
1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1471 – Conquista de Arzila pelas forças portuguesas de D. Afonso V e do príncipe João
1511 – Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers the Sultanate of Malacca.
1540 – Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola dies (b. 1503). Italian painter.
1542 – Gasparo Contarini dies (b. 1483). Italian diplomat and cardinal.
1572 – Gaspard de Coligny dies (b. 1519). French Huguenot leader.
1572 – Pierre de la Ramée dies (b. 1515). French humanist
1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
1589 – Nasce a Duquesa de Mântua, vice-rainha de Portugal.
1591 – Robert Herrick was born (d. 1674). English poet
1635 – Peder Griffenfeld was born (d. 1699). Danish statesman.
1608 – The first official British representative to India lands in Surat.
1662 – Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1666 – Morre D. Francisco Manuel de Melo (n. 1608). Escritor português ( Obras Métricas
(1665), Auto do Fidalgo Aprendiz, Carta de Guia de Casados , Obras Morales, Epanáforas de Vária História Portuguesa)
1669 – Alessandro Marcello was born (d. 1747). Italian composer.
1679 – Jean François Paul de Gondi dies (b. 1614). Cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator.
1680 – Thomas Blood dies. Thief of the British Crown Jewels
1682 – William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1683 – John Owen dies (b. 1616). English non-conformist theologian.
1690 – Calcutta, India is founded.
1724 – George Stubbs was born. English painter.
1792 – Nasce Joaquim António de Aguiar, político português.
1759 – William Wilberforce was born (d. 1833). Campaigner against slavery
1772 – King William I of the Netherlands was born (1814-1840)
1779 – Kosmas Aitolos dies. Christian martyr of the Greek Orthodox Church
1787 – James Weddell was born (d. 1834). Antarctica explorer
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy was born (d. 1875). Novelist, poet and dramatist.
1820 – Tem início no Porto a Revolução Liberal.
1821 – The Treaty of Córdoba was signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
1831 – Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
1832 – Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot dies. Mathematician
1837 – Théodore Dubois was born (d. 1924). Composer and teacher
1841 – Theodore Edward Hook dies. English author.
1847 – Charlotte Brontë finishes Jane Eyre.
1852 – Deacon White, was born (d. 1919). Major league baseball player
1853 – Potato chips first prepared.
1857 – Beginning of the Panic of 1857, one of the most severe economic crises in US history.
1858 – In Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks are arrested for learning.
1863 – Dragutin Lerman was born (d. 1918). Croat explorer of Africa.
1865 – King Ferdinand I of Romania was born (d. 1927)
1872 – Max Beerbohm was born (d. 1956). Theater critic
1880 – Joshua Lionel Cowen was born (d. 1965). Inventor of the toy electric train.
1884 – Earl Derr Biggers was born (d. 1933). Author.
1887 – Harry Hooper was born (d. 1974). Baseball Hall of Famer
1890 – Duke Kahanamoku was born (d. 1968). Swimmer, surfer.
1890 – Jean Rhys was born. (d. 1979). Dominican writer.
1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1894 – Morre Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins (n. 30 Abr 1845). Sociólogo e historiador português.
1898 – Malcolm Cowley was born (d. 1989). Literary critic, writer, editor.
1899 – Jorge Luis Borges was born (d. 1986). Argentine writer.
1901 – Preston Foster was born. Actor.
1902 – Fernand Braudel was born. French historian.
1903- Graham Sutherland was born. English painter.
1904 – Alice White was born (d. 1983). American film actress.
1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1911 – Em Portugal, Manuel Arriaga é eleito primeiro Presidente da República, por um mandato de quatro anos. A França reconhece a República portuguesa, sendo o primeiro país europeu a fazê-lo.
1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory.
1912 – Morre, em Monte da Caparica, Raimundo Bulhão Pato (n. 3 Mar 1829 em Bilbau). Escritor português.
1914 – German troops capture Namur.
1915 – James Tiptree, Jr. was born (d. 1987). Writer
1916 – Hal Smith was born (d. 1994). American actor and voice artist.
1922 – Howard Zinn was born. Leftist historian and activist.
1923 – Arthur Jensen was born. Educational psychologist.
1924 – Nascimento de Ahmadou Ahidjo. Presidente de Camarões (1960-1982)
1929 – Yasser Arafat was born (d. 2004). Palestinian leader.
1929 – Turkey and Persia sign a friendship treaty.
1931 – France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
1931 – Resignation of the United Kingdom‘s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
1932 – Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1934 – Kenny Baker was born. Actor.
1936 – A. S. Byatt was born. Novelist.
1936 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
1938 – David Freiberg was born. American musician, bassist with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship
1938 – Halldór Blöndal was born. Icelandic politician
1940 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow dies. Television pioneer
1942 – World War II: The Battle of the East Solomon Islands. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryuho is sunk.
1943 – John Cipollina was born (d. 29 May 1989). American musician, guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service
1943 – Morte da escritora francesa Simone Weil
1944 – World War II: French and Allied troops start the attack on Paris.
1945 – Ken Hensley was born. Rock musician (Uriah Heep)
1945 – Vince McMahon was born. Professional wrestling entrepreneur
1946 – James Clark McReynolds dies (b. 1816). U.S. Supreme Court justice.
1947 – Paulo Coelho was born. Brazilian author
1948 – Jean-Michel Jarre was born. Musician
1949 – The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
1950 – Edith Sampson is the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
1950 – Morte de Arturo Alessandri Palma. Presidente do Chile (1920-1925 e 1932-1938)
1951 – Orson Scott Card was born. Novelist
1954 – The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed. 1954 – Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commit suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
1954 – Getúlio Vargas dies. President of Brazil
1956 – Kenji Mizoguchi dies (b. 1898). Japanese film director.
1956 – John Culberson was born. American politician
1957 – Stephen Fry was born. English comedian, author, and actor
1958 – Stirling Moss (Equipe Vanwall) vence o Grande Prémio do Port, em Fórmula 1
1958 – Steve Guttenberg was born. Actor
1958 – Tracy Harris was born. American Artist
1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr. was boprn. Baseball player
1960 – A temperature of −88°C (−127°F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica — a world-record low.
1962 – Craig Kilborn was born. Ttalk show host
1963 – John Bush was born. Singer (Anthrax)
1963 – Hideo Kojima was born. Video game director
1963 – The 200 metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time (Don Schollander in 1:58).
1964 – Salizhan Sharipov was born. Cosmonaut
1965 – Marlee Matlin was born. Academy Award winning actress
1965 – Reggie Miller was born. Basketball star
1967 – Henry J. Kaiser dies. Industrialist
1968 – Andreas Kisser was born. Brazilian guitarist (Sepultura)
1968 – France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power.
1969 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri assume (pela 2º vez) a presidência da Índia
1971 – É inaugurado o Aeroporto da Horta
1972 – O americano Bobby Fischer sagra-se Campeão mundial de xadrez ao vencer o russo Boris Spassky
1973 – Carmine Giovinazzo was born. Actor
1973 – David Chappelle was born. Actor, comedian
1973 – Inge de Bruijn was born. Dutch swimmer .
1974 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed assume a presidência da Índia
1974 – Jennifer Lien was born. Actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1974 – Jürgen Macho was born. Austrian footballer
1975 – Eamon de Valera dies. Irish politician and patriot
1978 – Louis Prima dies. Band leader
1978 – Rafael Furcal was born. Major League Baseball All-Star
1979 – In Central Park, New York a concert is given by cars.
1979 – Hanna Reitsch dies (b. 1912). German pilot
1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1981 – Chad Michael Murray weas born. Actor
1982 – Daniel Daneshrad was born. Associate Analyst
1983 – Christopher Parker weas born. Actor
1985 – Paul Creston dies. Composer
1988 – Rupert Grint was born. Actor.
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 – Voyager 2 passes Neptune.
1990 – A judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band’s music.
1990 – Sinéad O’Connor refuses to perform at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Holmdel, New Jersey if “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played before her show, as is customary.
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1991 – Bernard Castro dies. Inventor of the convertible couch
1992 – Diplomatic relations are established between the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
1992 – Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida
1992 – Brasil: Uma comissão parlamentar acusa o presidente brasileiro Collor de Mello de corrupção passiva e desprezo pela Constituição.
1994 – Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1995 – Windows 95 becomes available.
1995 – Alfred Eisenstaedt dies. Photographer
1998 – E.G. Marshall dies. Actor.
1998 – The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 PanAm bombing.
2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from New York) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
2002 – Hoyt Wilhelm dies. Baseball player
2003 – Sir Wilfred Thesiger dies. British explorer
2003 – US Spacecraft Voyager 2 was 71 astronomical units distant from Earth and is escaping the solar system at a speed of about 3.3 AU per year (ca. 15 km/s). It will be approximately 40,000 years before Voyager 2 approaches another planetary system.
2004 – Two airliners in Russia, carrying a total of 89 passengers, crash within minutes of each other after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow, leaving no survivors. Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from the breakaway republic of Chechnya to be the cause of the crashes.
2004 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross dies (b. 1926). Swiss-born psychiatrist.
2004 Víctor L. Urquidi dies (b. 1919). Mexican economist.
Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
Liberia: Flag Day
Sierra Leone: President’s Birthday
Ukraine: National Holiday
 

On this day in History – Aug 24

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49 BC – Julius Caesar‘s general Gaius Curio is defeated in the 2nd Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio is slain in battle.
0079 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
0079 – Pliny the Elder dies. Polymath
0410 – The Visigoths under Alaric sack Rome for three days.
1113 – Geoffrey Plantagenet was born. Count of Anjou, father of Henry II of England
1103 – Magnus III Berføtt dies. King of Norway (1093-1103)
1198 – Alexander II of Scotland was born (d. 1249)
1215 – Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid.
1313 – Henry VI dies. Holy Roman Emperor(1312-1313)
1349 – 6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz because they are blamed for the bubonic plague.
1356 – A cidade de Lisboa é atingida por um violento terramoto.
1358 – King John I of Castile was born (d. 1390)
1391 – Jews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
1393 – Arthur III, the Justicier was born (d. 1458). Duke of Brittany
1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1471 – Conquista de Arzila pelas forças portuguesas de D. Afonso V e do príncipe João
1511 – Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers the Sultanate of Malacca.
1540 – Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola dies (b. 1503). Italian painter.
1542 – Gasparo Contarini dies (b. 1483). Italian diplomat and cardinal.
1572 – Gaspard de Coligny dies (b. 1519). French Huguenot leader.
1572 – Pierre de la Ramée dies (b. 1515). French humanist
1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
1589 – Nasce a Duquesa de Mântua, vice-rainha de Portugal.
1591 – Robert Herrick was born (d. 1674). English poet
1635 – Peder Griffenfeld was born (d. 1699). Danish statesman.
1608 – The first official British representative to India lands in Surat.
1662 – Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1666 – Morre D. Francisco Manuel de Melo (n. 1608). Escritor português ( Obras Métricas
(1665), Auto do Fidalgo Aprendiz, Carta de Guia de Casados , Obras Morales, Epanáforas de Vária História Portuguesa)
1669 – Alessandro Marcello was born (d. 1747). Italian composer.
1679 – Jean François Paul de Gondi dies (b. 1614). Cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator.
1680 – Thomas Blood dies. Thief of the British Crown Jewels
1682 – William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1683 – John Owen dies (b. 1616). English non-conformist theologian.
1690 – Calcutta, India is founded.
1724 – George Stubbs was born. English painter.
1792 – Nasce Joaquim António de Aguiar, político português.
1759 – William Wilberforce was born (d. 1833). Campaigner against slavery
1772 – King William I of the Netherlands was born (1814-1840)
1779 – Kosmas Aitolos dies. Christian martyr of the Greek Orthodox Church
1787 – James Weddell was born (d. 1834). Antarctica explorer
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy was born (d. 1875). Novelist, poet and dramatist.
1820 – Tem início no Porto a Revolução Liberal.
1821 – The Treaty of Córdoba was signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
1831 – Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
1832 – Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot dies. Mathematician
1837 – Théodore Dubois was born (d. 1924). Composer and teacher
1841 – Theodore Edward Hook dies. English author.
1847 – Charlotte Brontë finishes Jane Eyre.
1852 – Deacon White, was born (d. 1919). Major league baseball player
1853 – Potato chips first prepared.
1857 – Beginning of the Panic of 1857, one of the most severe economic crises in US history.
1858 – In Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks are arrested for learning.
1863 – Dragutin Lerman was born (d. 1918). Croat explorer of Africa.
1865 – King Ferdinand I of Romania was born (d. 1927)
1872 – Max Beerbohm was born (d. 1956). Theater critic
1880 – Joshua Lionel Cowen was born (d. 1965). Inventor of the toy electric train.
1884 – Earl Derr Biggers was born (d. 1933). Author.
1887 – Harry Hooper was born (d. 1974). Baseball Hall of Famer
1890 – Duke Kahanamoku was born (d. 1968). Swimmer, surfer.
1890 – Jean Rhys was born. (d. 1979). Dominican writer.
1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1894 – Morre Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins (n. 30 Abr 1845). Sociólogo e historiador português.
1898 – Malcolm Cowley was born (d. 1989). Literary critic, writer, editor.
1899 – Jorge Luis Borges was born (d. 1986). Argentine writer.
1901 – Preston Foster was born. Actor.
1902 – Fernand Braudel was born. French historian.
1903- Graham Sutherland was born. English painter.
1904 – Alice White was born (d. 1983). American film actress.
1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1911 – Em Portugal, Manuel Arriaga é eleito primeiro Presidente da República, por um mandato de quatro anos. A França reconhece a República portuguesa, sendo o primeiro país europeu a fazê-lo.
1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory.
1912 – Morre, em Monte da Caparica, Raimundo Bulhão Pato (n. 3 Mar 1829 em Bilbau). Escritor português.
1914 – German troops capture Namur.
1915 – James Tiptree, Jr. was born (d. 1987). Writer
1916 – Hal Smith was born (d. 1994). American actor and voice artist.
1922 – Howard Zinn was born. Leftist historian and activist.
1923 – Arthur Jensen was born. Educational psychologist.
1924 – Nascimento de Ahmadou Ahidjo. Presidente de Camarões (1960-1982)
1929 – Yasser Arafat was born (d. 2004). Palestinian leader.
1929 – Turkey and Persia sign a friendship treaty.
1931 – France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
1931 – Resignation of the United Kingdom‘s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
1932 – Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1934 – Kenny Baker was born. Actor.
1936 – A. S. Byatt was born. Novelist.
1936 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
1938 – David Freiberg was born. American musician, bassist with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship
1938 – Halldór Blöndal was born. Icelandic politician
1940 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow dies. Television pioneer
1942 – World War II: The Battle of the East Solomon Islands. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryuho is sunk.
1943 – John Cipollina was born (d. 29 May 1989). American musician, guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service
1943 – Morte da escritora francesa Simone Weil
1944 – World War II: French and Allied troops start the attack on Paris.
1945 – Ken Hensley was born. Rock musician (Uriah Heep)
1945 – Vince McMahon was born. Professional wrestling entrepreneur
1946 – James Clark McReynolds dies (b. 1816). U.S. Supreme Court justice.
1947 – Paulo Coelho was born. Brazilian author
1948 – Jean-Michel Jarre was born. Musician
1949 – The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
1950 – Edith Sampson is the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
1950 – Morte de Arturo Alessandri Palma. Presidente do Chile (1920-1925 e 1932-1938)
1951 – Orson Scott Card was born. Novelist
1954 – The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed. 1954 – Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commit suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
1954 – Getúlio Vargas dies. President of Brazil
1956 – Kenji Mizoguchi dies (b. 1898). Japanese film director.
1956 – John Culberson was born. American politician
1957 – Stephen Fry was born. English comedian, author, and actor
1958 – Stirling Moss (Equipe Vanwall) vence o Grande Prémio do Port, em Fórmula 1
1958 – Steve Guttenberg was born. Actor
1958 – Tracy Harris was born. American Artist
1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr. was boprn. Baseball player
1960 – A temperature of −88°C (−127°F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica — a world-record low.
1962 – Craig Kilborn was born. Ttalk show host
1963 – John Bush was born. Singer (Anthrax)
1963 – Hideo Kojima was born. Video game director
1963 – The 200 metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time (Don Schollander in 1:58).
1964 – Salizhan Sharipov was born. Cosmonaut
1965 – Marlee Matlin was born. Academy Award winning actress
1965 – Reggie Miller was born. Basketball star
1967 – Henry J. Kaiser dies. Industrialist
1968 – Andreas Kisser was born. Brazilian guitarist (Sepultura)
1968 – France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power.
1969 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri assume (pela 2º vez) a presidência da Índia
1971 – É inaugurado o Aeroporto da Horta
1972 – O americano Bobby Fischer sagra-se Campeão mundial de xadrez ao vencer o russo Boris Spassky
1973 – Carmine Giovinazzo was born. Actor
1973 – David Chappelle was born. Actor, comedian
1973 – Inge de Bruijn was born. Dutch swimmer .
1974 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed assume a presidência da Índia
1974 – Jennifer Lien was born. Actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1974 – Jürgen Macho was born. Austrian footballer
1975 – Eamon de Valera dies. Irish politician and patriot
1978 – Louis Prima dies. Band leader
1978 – Rafael Furcal was born. Major League Baseball All-Star
1979 – In Central Park, New York a concert is given by cars.
1979 – Hanna Reitsch dies (b. 1912). German pilot
1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1981 – Chad Michael Murray weas born. Actor
1982 – Daniel Daneshrad was born. Associate Analyst
1983 – Christopher Parker weas born. Actor
1985 – Paul Creston dies. Composer
1988 – Rupert Grint was born. Actor.
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 – Voyager 2 passes Neptune.
1990 – A judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band’s music.
1990 – Sinéad O’Connor refuses to perform at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Holmdel, New Jersey if “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played before her show, as is customary.
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1991 – Bernard Castro dies. Inventor of the convertible couch
1992 – Diplomatic relations are established between the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
1992 – Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida
1992 – Brasil: Uma comissão parlamentar acusa o presidente brasileiro Collor de Mello de corrupção passiva e desprezo pela Constituição.
1994 – Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1995 – Windows 95 becomes available.
1995 – Alfred Eisenstaedt dies. Photographer
1998 – E.G. Marshall dies. Actor.
1998 – The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 PanAm bombing.
2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from New York) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
2002 – Hoyt Wilhelm dies. Baseball player
2003 – Sir Wilfred Thesiger dies. British explorer
2003 – US Spacecraft Voyager 2 was 71 astronomical units distant from Earth and is escaping the solar system at a speed of about 3.3 AU per year (ca. 15 km/s). It will be approximately 40,000 years before Voyager 2 approaches another planetary system.
2004 – Two airliners in Russia, carrying a total of 89 passengers, crash within minutes of each other after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow, leaving no survivors. Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from the breakaway republic of Chechnya to be the cause of the crashes.
2004 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross dies (b. 1926). Swiss-born psychiatrist.
2004 Víctor L. Urquidi dies (b. 1919). Mexican economist.
Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
Liberia: Flag Day
Sierra Leone: President’s Birthday
Ukraine: National Holiday
 

On this day in History – Aug 24

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49 BC – Julius Caesar‘s general Gaius Curio is defeated in the 2nd Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio is slain in battle.
0079 – Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash.
0079 – Pliny the Elder dies. Polymath
0410 – The Visigoths under Alaric sack Rome for three days.
1113 – Geoffrey Plantagenet was born. Count of Anjou, father of Henry II of England
1103 – Magnus III Berføtt dies. King of Norway (1093-1103)
1198 – Alexander II of Scotland was born (d. 1249)
1215 – Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid.
1313 – Henry VI dies. Holy Roman Emperor(1312-1313)
1349 – 6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz because they are blamed for the bubonic plague.
1356 – A cidade de Lisboa é atingida por um violento terramoto.
1358 – King John I of Castile was born (d. 1390)
1391 – Jews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
1393 – Arthur III, the Justicier was born (d. 1458). Duke of Brittany
1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1471 – Conquista de Arzila pelas forças portuguesas de D. Afonso V e do príncipe João
1511 – Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers the Sultanate of Malacca.
1540 – Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola dies (b. 1503). Italian painter.
1542 – Gasparo Contarini dies (b. 1483). Italian diplomat and cardinal.
1572 – Gaspard de Coligny dies (b. 1519). French Huguenot leader.
1572 – Pierre de la Ramée dies (b. 1515). French humanist
1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
1589 – Nasce a Duquesa de Mântua, vice-rainha de Portugal.
1591 – Robert Herrick was born (d. 1674). English poet
1635 – Peder Griffenfeld was born (d. 1699). Danish statesman.
1608 – The first official British representative to India lands in Surat.
1662 – Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1666 – Morre D. Francisco Manuel de Melo (n. 1608). Escritor português ( Obras Métricas
(1665), Auto do Fidalgo Aprendiz, Carta de Guia de Casados , Obras Morales, Epanáforas de Vária História Portuguesa)
1669 – Alessandro Marcello was born (d. 1747). Italian composer.
1679 – Jean François Paul de Gondi dies (b. 1614). Cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator.
1680 – Thomas Blood dies. Thief of the British Crown Jewels
1682 – William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1683 – John Owen dies (b. 1616). English non-conformist theologian.
1690 – Calcutta, India is founded.
1724 – George Stubbs was born. English painter.
1792 – Nasce Joaquim António de Aguiar, político português.
1759 – William Wilberforce was born (d. 1833). Campaigner against slavery
1772 – King William I of the Netherlands was born (1814-1840)
1779 – Kosmas Aitolos dies. Christian martyr of the Greek Orthodox Church
1787 – James Weddell was born (d. 1834). Antarctica explorer
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings.
1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy was born (d. 1875). Novelist, poet and dramatist.
1820 – Tem início no Porto a Revolução Liberal.
1821 – The Treaty of Córdoba was signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
1831 – Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle.
1832 – Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot dies. Mathematician
1837 – Théodore Dubois was born (d. 1924). Composer and teacher
1841 – Theodore Edward Hook dies. English author.
1847 – Charlotte Brontë finishes Jane Eyre.
1852 – Deacon White, was born (d. 1919). Major league baseball player
1853 – Potato chips first prepared.
1857 – Beginning of the Panic of 1857, one of the most severe economic crises in US history.
1858 – In Richmond, Virginia, 90 blacks are arrested for learning.
1863 – Dragutin Lerman was born (d. 1918). Croat explorer of Africa.
1865 – King Ferdinand I of Romania was born (d. 1927)
1872 – Max Beerbohm was born (d. 1956). Theater critic
1880 – Joshua Lionel Cowen was born (d. 1965). Inventor of the toy electric train.
1884 – Earl Derr Biggers was born (d. 1933). Author.
1887 – Harry Hooper was born (d. 1974). Baseball Hall of Famer
1890 – Duke Kahanamoku was born (d. 1968). Swimmer, surfer.
1890 – Jean Rhys was born. (d. 1979). Dominican writer.
1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1894 – Morre Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins (n. 30 Abr 1845). Sociólogo e historiador português.
1898 – Malcolm Cowley was born (d. 1989). Literary critic, writer, editor.
1899 – Jorge Luis Borges was born (d. 1986). Argentine writer.
1901 – Preston Foster was born. Actor.
1902 – Fernand Braudel was born. French historian.
1903- Graham Sutherland was born. English painter.
1904 – Alice White was born (d. 1983). American film actress.
1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1911 – Em Portugal, Manuel Arriaga é eleito primeiro Presidente da República, por um mandato de quatro anos. A França reconhece a República portuguesa, sendo o primeiro país europeu a fazê-lo.
1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory.
1912 – Morre, em Monte da Caparica, Raimundo Bulhão Pato (n. 3 Mar 1829 em Bilbau). Escritor português.
1914 – German troops capture Namur.
1915 – James Tiptree, Jr. was born (d. 1987). Writer
1916 – Hal Smith was born (d. 1994). American actor and voice artist.
1922 – Howard Zinn was born. Leftist historian and activist.
1923 – Arthur Jensen was born. Educational psychologist.
1924 – Nascimento de Ahmadou Ahidjo. Presidente de Camarões (1960-1982)
1929 – Yasser Arafat was born (d. 2004). Palestinian leader.
1929 – Turkey and Persia sign a friendship treaty.
1931 – France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
1931 – Resignation of the United Kingdom‘s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
1932 – Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1934 – Kenny Baker was born. Actor.
1936 – A. S. Byatt was born. Novelist.
1936 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
1938 – David Freiberg was born. American musician, bassist with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship
1938 – Halldór Blöndal was born. Icelandic politician
1940 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow dies. Television pioneer
1942 – World War II: The Battle of the East Solomon Islands. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryuho is sunk.
1943 – John Cipollina was born (d. 29 May 1989). American musician, guitarist with Quicksilver Messenger Service
1943 – Morte da escritora francesa Simone Weil
1944 – World War II: French and Allied troops start the attack on Paris.
1945 – Ken Hensley was born. Rock musician (Uriah Heep)
1945 – Vince McMahon was born. Professional wrestling entrepreneur
1946 – James Clark McReynolds dies (b. 1816). U.S. Supreme Court justice.
1947 – Paulo Coelho was born. Brazilian author
1948 – Jean-Michel Jarre was born. Musician
1949 – The treaty creating NATO goes into effect.
1950 – Edith Sampson is the first black U.S. delegate to the UN.
1950 – Morte de Arturo Alessandri Palma. Presidente do Chile (1920-1925 e 1932-1938)
1951 – Orson Scott Card was born. Novelist
1954 – The Communist Control Act goes into effect. The American Communist Party is outlawed. 1954 – Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commit suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
1954 – Getúlio Vargas dies. President of Brazil
1956 – Kenji Mizoguchi dies (b. 1898). Japanese film director.
1956 – John Culberson was born. American politician
1957 – Stephen Fry was born. English comedian, author, and actor
1958 – Stirling Moss (Equipe Vanwall) vence o Grande Prémio do Port, em Fórmula 1
1958 – Steve Guttenberg was born. Actor
1958 – Tracy Harris was born. American Artist
1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr. was boprn. Baseball player
1960 – A temperature of −88°C (−127°F) is measured in Vostok, Antarctica — a world-record low.
1962 – Craig Kilborn was born. Ttalk show host
1963 – John Bush was born. Singer (Anthrax)
1963 – Hideo Kojima was born. Video game director
1963 – The 200 metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time (Don Schollander in 1:58).
1964 – Salizhan Sharipov was born. Cosmonaut
1965 – Marlee Matlin was born. Academy Award winning actress
1965 – Reggie Miller was born. Basketball star
1967 – Henry J. Kaiser dies. Industrialist
1968 – Andreas Kisser was born. Brazilian guitarist (Sepultura)
1968 – France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power.
1969 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri assume (pela 2º vez) a presidência da Índia
1971 – É inaugurado o Aeroporto da Horta
1972 – O americano Bobby Fischer sagra-se Campeão mundial de xadrez ao vencer o russo Boris Spassky
1973 – Carmine Giovinazzo was born. Actor
1973 – David Chappelle was born. Actor, comedian
1973 – Inge de Bruijn was born. Dutch swimmer .
1974 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed assume a presidência da Índia
1974 – Jennifer Lien was born. Actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
1974 – Jürgen Macho was born. Austrian footballer
1975 – Eamon de Valera dies. Irish politician and patriot
1978 – Louis Prima dies. Band leader
1978 – Rafael Furcal was born. Major League Baseball All-Star
1979 – In Central Park, New York a concert is given by cars.
1979 – Hanna Reitsch dies (b. 1912). German pilot
1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1981 – Chad Michael Murray weas born. Actor
1982 – Daniel Daneshrad was born. Associate Analyst
1983 – Christopher Parker weas born. Actor
1985 – Paul Creston dies. Composer
1988 – Rupert Grint was born. Actor.
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 – Voyager 2 passes Neptune.
1990 – A judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band’s music.
1990 – Sinéad O’Connor refuses to perform at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Holmdel, New Jersey if “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played before her show, as is customary.
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1991 – Bernard Castro dies. Inventor of the convertible couch
1992 – Diplomatic relations are established between the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
1992 – Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida
1992 – Brasil: Uma comissão parlamentar acusa o presidente brasileiro Collor de Mello de corrupção passiva e desprezo pela Constituição.
1994 – Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1995 – Windows 95 becomes available.
1995 – Alfred Eisenstaedt dies. Photographer
1998 – E.G. Marshall dies. Actor.
1998 – The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 PanAm bombing.
2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from New York) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
2002 – Hoyt Wilhelm dies. Baseball player
2003 – Sir Wilfred Thesiger dies. British explorer
2003 – US Spacecraft Voyager 2 was 71 astronomical units distant from Earth and is escaping the solar system at a speed of about 3.3 AU per year (ca. 15 km/s). It will be approximately 40,000 years before Voyager 2 approaches another planetary system.
2004 – Two airliners in Russia, carrying a total of 89 passengers, crash within minutes of each other after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow, leaving no survivors. Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from the breakaway republic of Chechnya to be the cause of the crashes.
2004 – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross dies (b. 1926). Swiss-born psychiatrist.
2004 Víctor L. Urquidi dies (b. 1919). Mexican economist.
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