24 August in History : Major Events

24 August - Today in History - Let see what happened on this day in India and World

In India and world history August 24 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

List of historical events of 24 August:

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.
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.
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.

List of famous people who born on 24 August:

1714Alaungpaya / King / Myanmar (Burma)
1938Mason Williams / Guitarist / United States of America
1960Cal Ripken / Baseball Player / United States of America
1952Marion Bloem / Author / Netherlands
1884Earl Derr Biggers / Author / United States of America
1982Glen Atle Larsen / Footballer / Norway
1936Arthur B. C. Walker / Academic / United States of America
1952Mike Shanahan / Footballer / United States of America
1952Ian Grob / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1976Simon Dennis / Academic / United Kingdom
1872Max Beerbohm / Essayist / United Kingdom
1961Jared Harris / Actor / United Kingdom
1979Kaki King / Guitarist / United States of America
1988Maya Yoshida / Footballer / Japan
1953Ron Holloway / Saxophonist / United States of America
1552Lavinia Fontana / Painter / Italy
1948Kim Sung-il / Commander / South Korea
1635Peder Griffenfeld / Lawyer / Denmark
1893Haim Ernst Wertheimer / Academic / Germany
1899Gaylord DuBois / Poet / United States of America
1897Fred Rose / Writer / United States of America
1922René Lévesque / Politician / Canada
1983Brett Gardner / Baseball Player / United States of America
1929Betty Dodson / Author / United States of America
1945Vince McMahon / Wrestler / United States of America
1930Jackie Brenston / Writer / United States of America
1915James Tiptree / Author / United States of America
1963Francis Pangilinan / Politician / Philippines
1933Prince Rupert Loewenstein / Banker / Spain
1951Oscar Hijuelos / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian people who born on 24 August:

1934A. Sivasailam / Industrialist / India
1918Sikander Bakht / Politician / India
1908Shivram Rajguru / Freedom Fighter / India
1927Anjali Devi / Actress / India
1969Mukesh Tiwari / Actor / India
1908Shivaram Rajguru / Activist / India
1983Aditi Sharma / Actress / India

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