The Major events of 24 August in Indian and world history are as follows:
1215: Pope Innocent III outlaws Britain’s historic Magnacarta.
1456: The first copy of the Bible from a machine printed in Germany is known as the Gutenberg Bible.
1600: Hector, the first ship of the East India Company, reached the coast of Surat.
1690: Job Charnock laid the foundation stone of the city of Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1814: British personnel set the White House on fire
1816: The Treaty of St. Louis signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1820: A constitutional rebellion ended in Opoto Portugal.
1853: New York chef George Crum made potato chips for the first time.
1891: Thomas Edison filed a patent application for a kinetographic camera and a kinetoscope. This technique later became a film.
1908: Birth of revolutionary Rajguru.
1954: Brazilian President Getulio Vargas committed suicide after resigning amid deep political equations.
2000: Famous musician Kalyanji passed away.
2008: The 29th Olympics ended in Beijing.
2014: Hollywood veteran actor Sir Richard Atbarra passed away.
2015: American football player and coach Charlie Coffee passed away.
2019: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley passed away.