On This Day 24 August

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