On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro orders the army to help contain fires in the Amazon after widespread environmental destruction, wildlife loss and international criticism

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro
  • Britain's Prince Andrew denies knowing his friend Jeffrey Epstein was involved in sexual trafficking of underage girls after public accusations made against him
  • US adventurer Victor Vescovo is the first person to visit the deepest point of every ocean when he reaches Molloy Hole, in the Arctic