Historical Events for 24th August 2019

410 – Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire
1911 – Manuel d’Arriaga elected first president of Portugal
1923 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)
1936 – Australian Antarctic Territory created
1939 – Germany and USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
1940 – Luftwaffe bombs London
1958 – 19th Venice Film Festival: “Rickshaw Man” directed by Hiroshi Inagaki wins Golden Lion
1961 – Windward Islands’ Airways International (Winair) forms
1971 – India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
2012 – Both Apple and Samsung are found guilty of patent infringement in a South Korean court

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