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  • France
    Saturday Aug 24, 1799

    Napoleon

    Napoleon sailed for France

    France
    Saturday Aug 24, 1799

    On 24 August 1799, Napoleon took advantage of the temporary departure of British ships from French coastal ports and set sail for France, despite the fact that he had received no explicit orders from Paris.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 1814

    Library of Congress

    Burning of Washington

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 1814

    The invading British army burned Washington in August 1814 during the War of 1812 and destroyed the Library of Congress and its collection of 3,000 volumes.These volumes had been left in the Senate wing of the Capitol.




  • Belchite, near Zaragoza, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 24, 1937

    Spanish Civil War

    Battle of Belchite

    Belchite, near Zaragoza, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 24, 1937

    A Republican offensive against Zaragoza was also a failure. Despite having land and aerial advantages, the Battle of Belchite, a place lacking any military interest, resulted in an advance of only 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) and the loss of much equipment. The Battle of Belchite refers to a series of military operations that took place between 24 August and 7 September 1937, in and around the small town of Belchite, in Aragon during the Spanish Civil War.




  • Spain
    Tuesday Aug 24, 1937

    Spanish Civil War

    Santoña Agreement

    Spain
    Tuesday Aug 24, 1937

    With the surrender of the Republican army in the Basque territory came the Santoña Agreement. The Santoña Agreement, or Pact of Santoña, was an agreement signed in the town of Guriezo, near Santoña, Cantabria, on August 24, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, between politicians close to the Basque Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista Vasco or PNV), fighting for the Spanish Republicans, and Italian forces, fighting for Francisco Franco.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 24, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    The name Atlantic Charter

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 24, 1941

    When it was released to the public, the Charter was titled "Joint Declaration by the President and the Prime Minister" and was generally known as the "Joint Declaration". The Labour Party newspaper Daily Herald coined the name Atlantic Charter, but Churchill used it in Parliament on 24 August 1941, and it has since been generally adopted.




  • Russia
    Saturday Aug 24, 1991

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Gorbachev resigned as the party's general secretary

    Russia
    Saturday Aug 24, 1991

    On August 24, 1991, Gorbachev dissolved the Central Committee of the CPSU, resigned as the party's general secretary, and dissolved all party units in the government.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 24, 1995

    Microsoft

    Windows 95

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 24, 1995

    The company released Windows 95 on August 24, 1995, featuring pre-emptive multitasking, a completely new user interface with a novel start button, and 32-bit compatibility; similar to NT, it provided the Win32 API.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring State of Emergency In Florida

    Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency on August 24 in advance of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. By the following day, Florida's Emergency Operations Center was activated in Tallahassee to monitor the progress of the hurricane.


  • Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Strengthened

    Bahamas
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2005

    The storm strengthened into Tropical Storm Katrina on the morning of August 24.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    Apple Inc.

    Jobs resigned

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

    On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned his position as CEO of Apple.


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    Apple Inc.

    Damages in an intellectual property lawsuit

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    On August 24, 2012, a US jury ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05 billion (£665m) in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit.


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    Samsung

    Violating Patents On Smartphone Technology

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    On 24 August 2012, nine American jurors ruled that Samsung Electronics had to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages for violating six of its patents on smartphone technology. The award was still less than the $2.5 billion requested by Apple. The decision also ruled that Apple did not violate five Samsung patents cited in the case. Samsung decried the decision saying that the move could harm innovation in the sector. It also followed a South Korean ruling stating that both companies were guilty of infringing on each other's intellectual property.


  • Russia
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    Garry Kasparov

    He was Cleared of charges

    Russia
    Friday Aug 24, 2012

    On 24 August, he was cleared of charges that he took part in an unauthorized protest against the conviction of three members of Pussy Riot. Judge Yekaterina Veklich said there were "no grounds to believe the testimony of the police". He could still face criminal charges over a police officer's claims that the opposition leader bit his finger while he was being detained.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 24, 2013

    Uber

    Uber confirms it has raised $258 million in Series C

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 24, 2013

    Uber confirms it has raised $258 million in Series C round at a $3.5 billion pre-money valuation, with investors including Google Ventures and TPG Growth.


  • Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    Équateur Outbreak in 2014

    Équateur, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sunday Aug 24, 2014

    This occurred in Équateur province. Outbreak detected 24 August and, as of 28 October 2014, the WHO said that twenty days had passed since the last reported case was discharged and no new contacts were being followed. Declared over on 15 November 2014. This outbreak infected 66 and killed 49.


  • Colombia
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

    Colombian conflict

    The Definitive Accord

    Colombia
    Wednesday Aug 24, 2016

    A "final, full and definitive accord" was agreed to on August 24, 2016. This accord does not include ELN.


  • Manchester, England
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović Had Signed a New one-year Contract With Manchester United

    Manchester, England
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    On 24 August 2017, it was announced that Ibrahimović had signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United. It was also announced that he would be wearing number 10 in his second season with the team.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Bitcoin

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    SegWit was subsequently activated on the network on 24 August 2017. The bitcoin price rose almost 50% in the week following SegWit's approval.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The ARSA launched a second large-scale attack

    Myanmar
    Thursday Aug 24, 2017

    On 25 August 2017, the ARSA (the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) launched a second large-scale attack against 24 police posts and the 552nd Light Infantry Battalion army base in northern Rakhine State. A total of 71 people were reportedly killed in the armed clashes.


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