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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  August  24

1608 : The first official representative of British East India Company lands in Surat, India.

1690  : Kolkata city was established in India.

1875  : Captain Mathews Web became the first person to swim across English Chanel.

1891 : Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera.

1950  : Edith Sampson became the first Black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

1966  : Luna I, Non-Human spacecraft, was launched to Moon from Russia.

1966 : Indian swimmer Mihir Sen Swam across the strait of Gibraltar.

1991 : Ukraine got independence from Soviet Union.

1995  : Microsoft published Windows 95 version.

 

Famous Birthdays   – August 24  

1759 :  William Wilberforce, British politician and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.

1833 : Narmada Shankar Dave, Author and activist, Gujarat, India.

1880 : Bahinabai Chaudhari, Illiterate but impactful poet, Maharashtra, India.

1908 : Shivaram Hari Rajguru, Indian revolutionary freedom fighter.

1911 :  Bina Das, Indian revolutionary and nationalist.

1929 : Yasser Arafat, former Palestinian President, Noble peace prize recipient.

1944  : Sanyukta Panigrahi, Dancer, Odisha, India.

1945  : Vince McMahon, American wrestler, and entrepreneur, co-founder of WWE.

 

Death Anniversaries    – August 24

1101 : Su Shi, Chinese author and poet.

1889 : Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Dutch shoemaker and entrepreneur. Known for his invention of the machine that allowed for the production of up to 700 pairs of shoes per day.

1943 : Simone Weil, French philosopher.

1967 : Henry J. Kaiser, American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminium.

1993  : D. B. Devdhar, Indian cricket player.

2000 : Kalyanji Virji shah, Indian music composer, an elder brother from the duo of musician Kalyan-Anand.

2014 : Richard Attenborough, British actor and film director best known for his Academy Award-winning movie, ‘Gandhi’.

2019 : Arun Jaitley, Indian politician and former minister of Law and Justice.

 

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