Today in History, English
Today in History, English

96061August 24Event1821 – The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
96062August 24Event1857 – The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
96063August 24Event1870 – The Wolseley expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
96064August 24Event1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel
96065August 24Event1891 – Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
96066August 24Event1898 – Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
96067August 24Event1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
96068August 24Event1914 – World War I: German troops capture Namur.
96069August 24Event1914 – World War I: The Battle of Cer ends as the first Allied victory in the war.
96070August 24Event1929 – Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65–68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
96071August 24Event1931 – France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality/no attack treaty.
96072August 24Event1931 – Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
96073August 24Event1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
96074August 24Event1933 – The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake–Potomac hurricane.
96075August 24Event1936 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
96076August 24Event1937 – Spanish Civil War: the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
96077August 24Event1937 – Spanish Civil War: Sovereign Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón.
96078August 24Event1941 – Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
96079August 24Event1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō is sunk and US carrier USS Enterprise heavily damaged.
96080August 24Event1944 – World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
96081August 24Event1949 – The treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
96082August 24Event1950 – Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
96083August 24Event1954 – The Communist Control Act goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.
96084August 24Event1954 – Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
96085August 24Event1963 – Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xá Lợi Pagoda raids, the US State Department cables the United States Embassy, Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm if he did not remove hi
96086August 24Event1967 – Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
96087August 24Event1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
96088August 24Event1989 – Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
96089August 24Event1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
96090August 24Event1989 – Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.

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