On this Day: 24 Aug 2017
(24 Aug 2017)


On this Day: 24 August
Join us as we take you through some of the interesting events that took place on 24 August, throughout time.

Mt Vesuvius
In 79A.D, Mt Vesusuvius erupted and destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, covering them in ash, the volcanic eruption caused between 15,000 to 20,000 deaths. There was even a movie, loosely based around it called Pompeii, starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington

Gutenberg Bible
In 1456, completion the Gutenberg Bible was printed. The Gutenburg Bible was the first major book to be published with moveable metal

British invasion of Washington
In 1814, British forces invaded Washington DC and set the White House and Capitol alight.

In 1949, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was put into effect.


Steve Jobs
In 2011, Steve Jobs the founder of Apple, resigned as it’s CEO due to health reasons.
Steve Jobs

Lance Armstrong
In 2012, the U.S Anti-Doping Agency recommended that Lance Armstrong be stripped of his record seven, Tour De France medals and be banned, after they discovered that he had been doping.

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