What Happened on August 24, 1936

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Australian Antarctic Territory created

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)