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Calendar for August 24th, 2014

Every Year

  • St. Bartholomew

  • 70s

  • 79: Mt. Vesuvius erupted and Pompeii was destroyed

  • 1110s

  • Born 1113: Geoffrey Plantagenet (Count of Anjou)

  • 1190s

  • Born 1198: Alexander II of Scotland

  • 1820s

  • 1821: Treaty of Cordoba signed, granting Mexico independence from Spain

  • 1860s

  • 1869: Cornelius Swarthout patented the waffle iron

  • 1920s

  • Born 1924: Louis Teicher (pianist)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: A. S. Byatt (novelist)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1958: Steve Guttenberg (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: Cal Ripken Jr. (baseball player)

  • Born 1965: Reggie Miller (basketball player)

  • Born 1965: Marlee Matlin (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1981: Mark David Chapman sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of John Lennon

  • Born 1981: Chad Michael Murray (actor)

  • Born 1988: Rupert Grint (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Jerry Clower (Grand Ole Opry humorist)

  • Died 1998: E. G. Marshall (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 2000: For the final episode of CBS's first Survivor program, approximately 51 million people (41% of America's viewing public) watched Richard Hatch win the $1 million prize

  • 2003: Julie Krone became the first female jockey to win a million-dollar race in the U.S. when she finished first in the Pacific Classic in Del Mar, CA, mounted atop her horse Candy Ride

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Richard Attenborough (actor)


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