August 24: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 24 throughout history. The 236th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 24. The Gutenberg Bible was completed, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera, and Ukraine achieved independence from the Soviet Union on this day.

The 24th of August falls under the sign of Virgo. Dave Chappelle, Chad Michael Murray, and Rupert Grint all have famous birthdays. National Waffle Day is observed on August 24.


Happy Birthday! (August 24, 1899)
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator. photo source:


(August 24, 1995)
In North America, Microsoft Windows 95 was made available to the general public. photo source:

(August 24, 2006)
Pluto is officially classified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). photo source:

(August 24, 2011)
Steve Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO and appointed Tim Cook as his replacement. photo source:

(August 24, 2021)
English drummer Charlie Watts, an integral member of the iconic rock band the Rolling Stones, died at age 80.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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