On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government

Famous Birthdays

  • Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59