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August 24th Trivia

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August 24th In Pop Culture History

#1 on August 24, 1974 (You're) Having My Baby
By Paul Anka

79 (Volcano Eruption) Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae were buried in volcanic ash, although some scholars believe it was October 24th. Pop/Rock band Bastille wrote a song about the event in 2013.

1215 - Pope Innocent III declared Magna Carta invalid.

1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.

1635 - Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635, Colonial USA

1662 - The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.

1682 - William Penn received the area that is now the state of Delaware, and added it to his colony of Pennsylvania.

1690 - Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, essentially founding the city.

1875 - Navy Captain Matthew Webb began his swim as the first person to swim the English Channel without a life preserver

1891 - Thomas Edison applied for his patent (#589,168) the motion picture projector (kinetograph). It was approved on August 31.

1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.

1959 - #1 Hit August 24, 1959 - September 20, 1959: The Browns - The Three Bells

1974 - #1 Hit August 24, 1974 - September 13, 1974: Paul Anka and Odia Coates - (You're) Having My Baby

1979 - The Facts of Life premiered on NBC.

1985 - #1 Hit August 24, 1985 - September 6, 1985: Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love

1989 - Pete Rose was banned from baseball for life.

1998 - First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation was tested in the United Kingdom.

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Marlee Matlin (1965)
Michael Richards (1950)
Craig Kilborn (1962)
Cal Ripken Jr (1960)
Beth Riesgraf (1978)
Steve Guttenberg (1958)
Chad Michael Murray (1981)
Dave Chappelle (1973)
Rupert Grint (1988)
Linda Hogan (1959)
Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.

 



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