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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1787

James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)

Birth
1801

Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68

Death
1806

Paul-Louis Cyffl‚, Flemish sculptor/goldsmith (Terre Lorraine), dies

Death
1808

Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891

Birth
1808

Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1814

British forces captured Washington, DC, and burned down many landmarks

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1816

Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables

Birth
1817

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]

Birth
1820

Jacopo Tomadini, composer

Birth
1821

Emmanuele Muzio, composer

Birth
1826

Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens

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1827

Walter Husted Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867

Birth
1828

Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea

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1828

George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1831

John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle

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1833

HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina

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1833

Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65

Death
1837

Theodore Dubois, composer

Birth
1839

Eduard Napravnik, composer

Birth
1840

Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89

Death
1841

Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36

Death
1842

Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)

Birth
1847

Charlotte Bronte finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"

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1853

1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY)

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1854

National emigration convention meets in Cleveland

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