Sabato 24 Agosto 2019


Effemeride


Oggi
Alba 06:48
Tramonto a 20:17


Domani:
Alba 06:50
Tramonto a 20:15


Differenza :
-4 minutes in meno


Luna piena :
14/09 06:34


luna nuova :
30/08 12:38


6 jours depuis la dernière lune

è successo un 24 Agosto

79 : Eruption of Vesuvius


On August 24, 79, in southern Italy (near Naples today), Mount Vesuvius exploded, sending a cloud of volcanic material over 16km high in the atmosphere. The cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were covered with ash and pumice. Thousands of people were killed. The two cities were rediscovered in the 18th century and today archaeologists can trace the history of the eruption and the lives of the people of that time.

1572 : Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre


On August 24, 1572, the elimination of Protestant leaders decided the previous day by King Charles IX, his counsel and his mother Catherine de Medici and executed by the Duke of Guise and the Duke of Aumale, led to the massacre of thousands of civilians in Paris and then in the whole country. The wedding of Protestant Henri of Navarre (later Henry IV) with the King's sister Marguerite de Valois, organized by Catherine de Medici, on August 18, against the wishes of the pope, had led to the anger of the people of Paris. Once the Duke of Guise began his mission to kill the Huguenot leaders such as Admiral de Coligny, Parisians began the massacre of all the Protestants in the city. 3000 Huguenots in Paris and tens of thousands were killed elsewhere in the country during the following days.

1944 : Liberation of Paris


On August 24, 1944, the first elements of the 2nd DB (Armoured Division) entered Paris to liberate the city. U.S. soldiers of 4th Infantry Division were sent to support the French soldiers the following day. The uprising in Paris, organized by the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) led by Colonel Rol-Tanguy, began on August 19 in order to free the city. Allied soldiers were sent to help them to keep their position and to free the city. In the original plan of Eisenhower, Paris had to be bypassed to reach Berlin as soon as possible and preferably before the Red Army and to protect the French capital of the destruction ordered by Hitler. Because of the rising and the risk to Paris, Eisenhower changed his plans.

1968 : First French H-bomb


On August 24, 1968, France exploded its first hydrogen bomb in Polynesia. It became the fifth nuclear power in the world.

Citazione del giorno : 24 Agosto

Général Leclerc
Paris fights and calls us

Compleanni : 24 Agosto

Lavinia Fontana, Pittore italiana (1552)
Alessandro Marcello, Compositore italiano (1669)
Jorge Luis Borges, Scrittore argentino (1899)
Albert Claude, Biologo belga, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1899)
Siaka Stevens, Primo presidente della Sierra Leone (1971-1985) (1905)
Léo Ferré, Cantante francese (1916)
Yasser Arafat, Leader della Liberazione della Palestina, 1 ° Presidente dell'Autorità Nazionale Palestinese (1929)
Kenny Baker, Attore inglese (R2-D2) (1934)
Gregory Jarvis, Astronauta americano (1944)
Paulo Coelho, Scrittore brasiliano (1947)
Jean Michel Jarre, Compositore francese (1948)
Joe Regalbuto, Attore americano (1949)
Ron Holloway, Sassofonista americano (1953)
Stephen Fry, Attore inglese (1957)
Steve Guttenberg, Attore americano (1958)
John Bush, Musicista americano (Anthrax) (1963)
Hideo Kojima, Creatore di videogiochi giapponese (Metal Gear) (1963)
Marlee Matlin, Attrice americana (1965)
Andreas Kisser, Chitarrista americano (Sepultura) (1968)
Tugay Kerimoğlu, Calciatore turco (1970)
Jean-Luc Brassard, Sciatore freestyle canadese (1972)
Inge de Bruijn, Nuotatrice olandese (1973)
Alex O'Loughlin, Attore australiano (1976)
Denílson, Calciatore brasiliano (1977)
Jürgen Macho, Calciatore austriaco (1977)
Rupert Grint, Attore inglese (1988)

Ci hanno lasciato un 24 Agosto

Gaspard de Coligny , Leader del ugonotti (1572)
Sadi Carnot, Fisico e matematico francese (1832)
Nikolay Gumilev, Poeta russo (1921)
Getúlio Vargas, Politico brasiliano (1954)
Jane Greer, Attrice americana (2001)
Satoshi Kon, Regista giapponese (2010)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed