On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

AgreementContract of Interest

After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.

Famous Deaths

  • Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72
  • LĂ©opold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, dies at 90