This Day in History on 24 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 24 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Strange Music Day

Important Events

1781 – American Revolutionary War: A small force of Pennsylvania militia is ambushed and overwhelmed by an American Indian group, which forces George Rogers Clark to abandon his attempt to attack Detroit.

2010 – In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.


2010 – Henan Airlines Flight 8387 crashes at Yichun Lindu Airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang, China, killing 44 out of the 96 people on board.


2016 – An earthquake strikes Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2, with aftershocks felt as far as Rome and Florence.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1908 – Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)

1918 – Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)

1927 – Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

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