8/24/2019 12:05:00 AM Today In History - August 24
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1682 Duke James of York gave Delaware to William Penn; in 1847 Charlotte Brontë finished her “Jane Eyre” manuscript; in 1891 Thomas Edison patented his motion picture camera; and in 1989 Voyager 2 flew past Neptune.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
79 - Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
1682 - Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
1847 - Charlotte Brontë finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"
1891 - Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1912 - NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians
1912 - District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States
1932 - 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
1989 - Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 - Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
2006 - After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
1759 - William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade
1933 - Yasser Arafat, Paris France, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)
1960 - Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace Maryland, shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak)
1965 - Marlee Matlin, Morton Grove Illinois, deaf actress (Children of Lesser God-Acad Award)
1988 - Rupert Grint, Hertfordshire England, English actor (Harry Potter)
1561 - Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1899 - Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess
1970 - Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry
1987 - Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)
1996 - Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden
2002 - Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
1976 - Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage
2009 - American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences
1954 - Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71
1967 - Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85
1995 - Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
1998 - E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
2013 - Julie Harris, American actress, heart failure at 87
2014 - Richard Attenborough, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90
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