Thursday, August 24, 2006
The first RFID
human implantation is tested in the United Kingdom.
Thursday, August 24, 1995
Microsoft releases Windows 95
August 28 – Hurricane Andrew hits south Florida and dissipates over the Tennessee valley when it merges with a storm system 23 are killed.
A special commission in Brazil concludes that there is sufficient evidence to begin impeachment proceedings against President of Brazil Fernando Collor de Mello, finding he had accepted millions of dollars worth of illegal payments from business interests.
Saturday, August 24, 1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Belarus
declares independence from Soviet Union.
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Ukraine
declares independence from Soviet Union.
Wednesday, August 24, 1983
In Uruguay, the army captures Marcelo Gelman and his pregnant wife. Marcelo is later killed and his wife (and unborn child) disappear.
In Sacramento, California, Lynette Fromme, a follower of jailed cult leader Charles Manson, attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is thwarted by a Secret Service agent.
Officers responsible for the military coup in Greece in 1967 are sentenced to death in Athens. The sentences are later commuted to life imprisonment.
SeptemberndashOctober ndash In New Zealand, Māori leader Whina Cooper leads a march 5,000 people in support of Maori claims to their land.
Saturday, August 24, 1968
explodes its first hydrogen bomb.
Wednesday, August 24, 1966
27 – The Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City nominates incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson for a full term, and U.S. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota as his running mate.
Cyprus joins the United Nations.
ian president, Getulio Vargas, commits suicide after being accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder a Brazil
ian Air Force officer.
Wednesday, August 24, 1949
North Atlantic Treaty Organization established.
The first meeting of the charter members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is held.//www.accj.or.jp/history
Thursday, August 24, 1944
Liberation of Paris: The Allies enter Paris, successfully completing Operation Overlord.
Saturday, August 24, 1940
Howard Florey and a team including Ernst Chain and Norman Heatley at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, publish their laboratory results showing the "in vivo" bactericidal action of penicillin. They have also purified the drug.
Thursday, August 24, 1939
As details of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact become public, Neville Chamberlain recalls the Parliament of the United Kingdom several weeks early. In a burst of legislation, a War Powers Act is approved and HMG order the Royal Navy to be put on a war footing, all leaves to be cancelled, and the Naval and coast defense reserves to be called up, especially radar and anti-aircraft units. In addition, the last British and French private citizens in Germany are ordered home by their respective Governments.
Wednesday, August 24, 1927
Wednesday, August 24, 1870
Wednesday, August 24, 1853
Venice surrenders to Austrian troops after a 4-month siege.
Thursday, August 24, 1848
Thursday, August 24, 1820
Saturday, August 24, 1816
Wednesday, August 24, 1814
Thursday, August 24, 1780
of France abolishes the use of torture in extracting confessions.
Isaac Newton publishes his "Opticks".
French and English fleets clash off Málaga, causing heavy casualties in both sides but without sinking any ships.
Great Northern War: Russian troops under Tsar Peter the Great capture Tartu and Narva.
Thursday, August 24, 1690
, the fort and trading settlement of Sutanuti
- which later becomes Calcutta
- is founded on the Hooghly River
by the English East India
Company following signing of an Anglo-Moghul
treaty.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/
Saturday, August 24, 1680
The first official English representative to India
lands at Surat
Christian IV of Denmark refuses to let Tycho Brahe return to Denmark.
Thursday, August 14, 1572 (Julianian calendar)
Siege of Sancerre
: Catholic forces of the king lay siege to Sancerre
, a Huguenot
stronghold in central France. The fortified city holds out for nearly eight months without bombard artillery. This is one of the last times that slings are used in European warfare.
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre: Catholics in Paris murder thousands of Protestants, including Gaspard de Coligny and Petrus Ramus, at the order of King Charles IX with Catherine de Medici's connivance. Henry of Navarre and the Prince of Condé barely escape the same fate. This brings about the Fourth War of Religion in France.
December ndash Siege of Haarlem is begun by the Duke of Alva, Spanish commander in the Netherlands.
Sunday, August 14, 1569 (Julianian calendar)
September ndash A Royalist army under the Duc d'Anjou
and Marshal Tavannes forces Coligny to abandon the siege of Poitiers.
Battle of Orthez
: Huguenot forces under Gabriel de Montgomery
defeat Royalist forces under General Terride in French Navarre. Catholics surrender under the condition that their lives will be spared. Huguenots agree, but then massacre the Catholics anyway.
Monday, August 14, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Haddon Rig: Scotland defeats England.
Thursday, August 15, 1499 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, August 15, 1471 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 16, 1349 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, August 17, 1217 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, August 17, 1215 (Julianian calendar)
1215ndash1216 ndash The Macy Jug, from Iran, is made. It is now kept at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid.
Bhiksu Ananda of Kapitanagar completes writing the holy Buddhist
book "Arya Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita" (sutra
) in gold ink in Ranjana script
Thursday, August 17, 1200 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, August 17, 1185 (Julianian calendar)
the Byzantine city of Thessalonica is sacked by the Norman Sicilian troops.ref name=norman adversaries
Tuesday, August 17, 1109 (Julianian calendar)
The Principality of Nitra ceases to exist, after the Coloman of Hungary deposes its last ruler.
Battle of Hundsfeld: The Poles again defeat the Holy Roman Empire.
Alfonso I of Aragon marries Urraca of Castile.
The Almoravid army led by Ali ibn Yusuf fails to reconquer Toledo (lost in 1085).Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.84.
Monday, August 17, 1103 (Julianian calendar)
The great flood of Goa
leaves thousands cut off from the war-torn city of Ohpen Bheta.
Tuesday, August 23, 455 (Julianian calendar)
Sack of Rome: King Genseric leads the Vandals into Rome after he has promised pope Leo I not to burn and plunder the city. Genseric sacks the city for a period of two weeks. Eudoxia and her daughters, Eudocia and Placidia, are taken hostage. The loot is send to the harbour of Ostia and loaded into ships, from where the Vandals depart and return to Carthage.
Tuesday, August 23, 410 (Julianian calendar)
The city of Aléria on the island of Corsica
is devastated by a huge fire
, destroying its port and most of its inhabitants.
Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius I, is captured by the Visigoths and becomes an hostage during their move from the Italian Peninsula to Gaul.
Prithivisena becomes king of the Vakataka in the Deccan (India).
Alaric I marches southwards into Calabria
and makes plans to invade Africa
. But a storm
destroyed his Gothic fleet and many of his soldiers drowned. Alaric dies in Cosenza
, probably of fever
, and his body is buried along with his treasure under the riverbed of the Busento
. He is succeeded by his brother-in-law Ataulf
, who become king of the Visigoths.
Thursday, August 26, 79 (Julianian calendar)
A commission of scholars canonizes the text of works of Confucius
and his school.
Agricola founds Mamucium
, a frontier fort and settlement in the North West of England. This was the first Manchester
, a distance to the east of Chester.