TODAY IN HISTORY (9)
August 24 in History
1662 – The Act of Uniformity requires
England to accept the Book of Common
1950 – Edith Sampson becomes the first
black U.S. delegate to the United Nations .
1967 – Led by Abbie Hoffman , the Youth
International Party temporarily disrupts trading
at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing
dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing
trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab
1989 – Colombian drug barons declare
“total war” on the Colombian government.
1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent
from the Soviet Union.
1995 – Microsoft Windows 95 was released
to the public in North America.
1998 – First radio-frequency identification
(RFID) human implantation tested in the
2016 – Science and technology
Jakobshavn Glacier sheds and creates an
iceberg 12.4 square km in size.