Today In History (9)

TODAY IN HISTORY (9)

 

August 24 in History

 

 

1662 – The Act of Uniformity requires

England to accept the Book of Common

Prayer .

 

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

them.

 

 

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

United Kingdom.

 

2016 – Science and technology

Jakobshavn Glacier sheds and creates an

iceberg 12.4 square km in size.

 

 

 

References:

 

Daily Post

 

Wikipedia

 

BBC

 

 

 

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