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Events of August 24th:

August 24th is the 236th day of the year (237th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 24th:

1759 William Wilberforce (British politician - leading abolitionist, opposed the slave trade)

1899 Jorge Luis Borges (writer)

1915 James Tiptree Jr. (Science-Fiction author)

1929 Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader)

Yasser Arafat


1945 Ken Hensley (singer - Uriah Heep)

1948 1951 Orson Scott Card (author)

1955 Mike Huckabee (US politician)

1957 Stephen Fry (actor, comedian, TV presenter, film director, author, journalist, playwright, poet, screenwriter)

1958 Steve Guttenberg (actor)



August 24th in History:

410 Visigoths pillage Rome.

1456 Printing of the Gutenberg Bible completed.

1690 Calcutta is founded in India.

1814 British troops burn the White House.

1891 Thomas Alva Edison patents the motion picture camera.

Thomas Edison


1912 Alaska becomes a US Territory.

Alaska Flag


1949 NATO treaty goes into effect.

NATO Flag


1954 The American Communist Party is banned.

1967 Yippies led by Abbie Hoffman disrupt trading on NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery.

1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Soviet communist party,

Mikhail Gorbachev


1991 Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1992 South Korea and the People's Republic of China establish formal diplomatic relations.

1995 Microsoft releases Windows 95.

2006 International Astronomical Union redefines "planet" so that Pluto is no longer considered a "planet" but instead a "dwarf planet".

Pluto



August 24th is also:

Feast of Saint Bartholomew (Catholicism)

Saint Bartholomew


Independence Day (Ukraine)

Flag Day (Liberia)


Astrology

People born on August 24th are Virgo

Virgo

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