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24 August

49BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of the Bagradas River (Ceasar’s Civil War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bagradas_River_(49_BC)


79 – Roman Empire – Mount Vesuvius erupted destroying Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis. https://youtu.be/PlZ-SGfp6Os WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pompeii.htm

1185 – Greece – Sack of Thessalonica ended (Norman Invasion of the Balkans). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Thessalonica_(1185)

1215 – Rome – Pope Innocent III declared Magna Carta invalid. http://www.historychannel.com.au/classroom/day-in-history/771/pope-declares-magna-carta-invalid

1349 – Germany – 6,000 Jews killed in Mainz, blamed for bubonic plague. http://www.fighthatred.com/historical-events/pogroms-razzias/1058-the-black-death-in-europe-from-1347-1350-ad-resulted-in-the-massacre-of-large-numbers-of-jews

1391 – Spain – 300+ Jews killed at Palma de Mallorca. http://skepticism.org/timeline/august-history/7825-jews-massacred-palma-de-mallorca.html

1482 – England/Scotland – Berwick on Tweed captured from Scotland by English army (Anglo-Scottish Wars). http://berwicktimelines.tumblr.com/post/59211122370/richard-duke-of-gloucester-and-the-final-fall-of

1516 – Syria – Battle of Marj Dabiq (Ottoman-Mamluk War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marj_Dabiq

1572 – France – St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre ended (French Wars on Religion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Bartholomew%27s_Day_massacre

1662 – England – Act of Uniformity required acceptance of the Book of Common Prayer. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47307

1781 – USA – Lochry’s Defeat (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochry%27s_Defeat

1812 – Spain – Siege of Cadiz ended (Peninsula War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_C%C3%A1diz

1814 – USA – Burning of Washington (War of 1812). http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/washingtonsack.htm

1816 – USA – Treaty of St. Louis signed. http://npm.si.edu/indiansatthepostoffice/mural20.html

1821 – Mexico – Treaty of Córdoba signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_C%C3%B3rdoba


1857 – USA – Economic panic started. https://youtu.be/xYOU5pJqU5A http://www.civilwar.com/causes/economic/148575-the-crash-of-1857.html

1912 – USA – Alaska became a US territory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territory_of_Alaska

1914 – Serbia – Battle of Cer ended (WWI). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cer


1929 – Palestine – Hebron Massacre ended (Palestine Riots). https://youtu.be/E3tMvGgCEx0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8219864.stm

1931 – UK – Ramsay MacDonald became Prime Minister (National Labour). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/james-ramsay-macdonald

1932 – USA – Amelia Earhart became first woman to fly across US. http://www.ameliaearhart.com/about/achievements.html

1933 – USA – Train crash in Washington DC, 2 killed. http://nrhs1.org/images/eDispatcherAugust_2013.pdf

1937 – Spain – Santoña Agreement signed (Spanish Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santo%C3%B1a_Agreement

1938 – China – China National Aviation Corporation plane crashed at Wangmoon, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380824-0

1939 – Germany – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at Glindow, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390824-1

1942 – Solomon Islands – Battle of Eastern Solomons began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Eastern_Solomons

1942 – Germany – British bombers attacked Frankfurt, also hit Schwalbach and Eschborn (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1948 – Germany – Two USAF planes crashed mid air near Ravolzhausen, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480824-0

1948 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Newton NJ, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480824-2

1950 – USA – Edith Sampson became first black US delegate in United Nations. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/edith-sampson-lawyer-judge-and-first-black-woman-named-un-delegate

1951 – USA – United Airlines Flight 615 near Oakland International Airport, CA, 50 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510824-0

1952 – Germany – Eagle Aviation Ltd plane crashed near Potsdam, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520824-0

1954 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed at Mount Cobberas, VIC, 11 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540824-0

1954 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Stillwater, Nevada.

1954 – Brazil – President Getúlio Dornelles Vargas committed suicide, succeeded by João Café Filho. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get%C3%BAlio_Vargas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_Caf%C3%A9_Filho

1965 – South Vietnam – Operation Starlite ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Starlite

1991 – Ukraine – Declared independence from USSR. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18018002


1992 – USA – Hurricane Andrew made land fall near Miami. https://youtu.be/lO0TGcRm6LM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew


2001 – Portugal – Air Transit Flight 236 ran out of fuel, landed at Terceira-Lajes, Azores. https://youtu.be/jjb63MBv_fo WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010824-1

2004 – Russia – Bombs explosed on Volga-Avia Express Flight 1303 and Sibir Airlines Flight 1046 near Buchalki, 90 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20040824-0  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20040824-1


2008 – China – XXIX Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Beijing. https://youtu.be/Ht3ge-j2a4M http://www.olympic.org/beijing-2008-summer-olympics

2010 – Mexico – First Massacre of San Fernando. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Fernando_massacre

2016 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 6.2Mw, epicentre near Perugia, 240+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37171953

York

1789 – The Prince of Wales & Duke of York attended York Races.