A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on August 24th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On August 24, 410, the city of Rome fell to foreign invaders for the first time in 800 years.
On August 24, 1215, Pope Innocent III declared the Magna Carta that King John of England signed with a group of dissatisfied barons on June 15, 1215, a famous document that is often treated with similar respect as the American Declaration of Independence, null and void.
On August 24, 1349, the Black Death broke out in the Prussian town of Elbing in Northern Germany.
On August 24, 1349, 6,000 Jews were massacred in Mainz, Germany by being burned alive.
On August 24, 1743, the army of Sweden surrendered to the Russians at Helsinki, effectively ending The War of the Hats.
On August 24, 1949, one of the most significant military alliances of modern times went into effect as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization became a Cold War reality.
On August 24, 1950, Edith Spurlock Sampson, an attorney of African American heritage, became the first African American of either gender to become a United States delegate to the United Nations.
On August 24, 1998, science fiction and conspiracy theory met science fact when the first successful human implant of a radio tracker was tested in the UK.
On August 24, 2010, 72 bodies of illegal immigrants were found in a mass grave by Mexican military units that had just ended a shootout with the dreaded drug and crime cartel, Los Zetas.
On August 24, 2016, we viewed Morgan, a 2016 American science fiction thriller film directed by Luke Scott and written by Seth Owen.
On August 24, 2017, we took this opportunity to remind people that the police are not the enemy of a free people!
Supernatural slasher film fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Candyman on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!
Fantasy fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Three Thousand Years of Longing on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cedar Lee Theatre at 2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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