On This Day

Historical Events on August 24 (Part 2)

  • 2020 First documented case of a person being re-infected with COVID-19 a second time, a Hong Kong man four months after first infection
  • 2021 16th Paralympic Games opens in Tokyo, Japan

Historic Event

2021 Kathy Hochul becomes the first female Governor of New York, replacing Andrew Cuomo after his resignation

  • 2021 UN says Madagascar on brink of world's first "climate change famine" with people suffering "catastrophic" levels of hunger, after four years without rain [1]

Music History

2021 Beyoncé becomes first black woman and third person to wear the Tiffany Diamond in an advertising campaign for the company alongside her husband Jay-Z