Today in History, English
Today in History, English

96091August 24Event1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
96092August 24Event1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
96093August 24Event1992 – Hurricane Andrew makes landfall just south of Miami as a Category 5 hurricane.
96094August 24Event1994 – Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
96095August 24Event1995 – Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.
96096August 24Event1998 – First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
96097August 24Event2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
96098August 24Event2004 – Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
96099August 24Event2006 – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
96100August 24Event2010 – In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
96101August 24Event2014 – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Napa, California, in the northern San Francisco Bay area, injuring over 200 people. It was the largest earthquake to strike northern California since 1989.
96102August 24Birth1113 – Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
96103August 24Birth1198 – Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
96104August 24Birth1358 – John I of Castile (d. 1390)
96105August 24Birth1393 – Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
96106August 24Birth1498 – John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
96107August 24Birth1552 – Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter and educator (d. 1614)
96108August 24Birth1556 – Sophia Brahe, Danish horticulturalist and astronomer (d. 1643)
96109August 24Birth1578 – John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)
96110August 24Birth1591 – Robert Herrick, English poet and cleric (d. 1674)
96111August 24Birth1635 – Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)
96112August 24Birth1707 – Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (d. 1791)
96113August 24Birth1714 – Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)
96114August 24Birth1732 – Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
96115August 24Birth1750 – Letizia Ramolino, French wife of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1836)
96116August 24Birth1758 – Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
96117August 24Birth1759 – William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (d. 1833)
96118August 24Birth1772 – William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
96119August 24Birth1787 – James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)
96120August 24Birth1824 – Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)

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