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A total solar eclipse will occur on August 24, 2063.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_24,_2063

A total solar eclipse will occur on August 24, 2082. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_24,_2082



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Mundus patet harvest feast on the 24th August.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapis_manalis



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The Battle of Cer was fought in August 1914 during the early stages of the Serbian Campaign of the First World War.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cer

Opération Canopus was the code name for France's first thermonuclear test, conducted on August 24, 1968
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44605931/operation-canopus/



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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius occurred on August 24, 79AD, just one day after Vulcanalia
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t20651550/mount-vesuvius/

Caroline McCann and Matthew Jones ascended to the summit of the Cha Ri mountain on 24 August, 2013.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-23952110

On August 24-25, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the continental United States in her Lockheed Vega. 
http://www.historynet.com/amelia-earhart

The Gonzalo Pizarro expedition reached the mouth of the Amazon on 24 August 1542
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_River#Exploration



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Explorer 5 failed to achieve orbit due to collision of parts of booster & 2nd stage in 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explorer_5

Luna 11 was launched towards the Moon from an earth-orbiting platform on the August 24, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_11

On 24 August 1978, an accident involving an oxidizer leak at launch complex 533-7 killed two Air Force personnel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGM-25C_Titan_II#Mishaps

On 24 August 2005, JAXA launched the OICETS and INDEX satellites with a converted Dnepr ballistic missile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OICETS

Progress M-12M was launched on the 24th August 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-12M



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Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov (born 24 August 1964) is a Kyrgyz cosmonaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salizhan_Sharipov

Richard Noel Richards (born August 24, 1946) is a former NASA astronaut. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_N._Richards

Anna Lee Tingle Fisher (née Sims) (born August 24, 1949) is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Lee_Tingle_Fisher

Mary Ellen Weber, (born in 1962) is an American executive, scientist, aviator, speaker, and a former NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ellen_Weber

Steven Wayne Lindsey (born August 24, 1960) is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wayne_Lindsey

Franz Artur Viehböck (born August 24, 1960 in Vienna) was Austria's first astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Viehb%C3%B6ck

Gregory Bruce Jarvis (August 24, 1944 - January 28, 1986) was an American engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Jarvis

James Weddell (Ostend, August 24, 1787 - September 9, 1834) was a British sailor, navigator and seal hunter 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Weddell

Antonio Stoppani (24 August 1824 - 1 January 1891) was an Italian geologist and palaeontologist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Stoppani

Thomas Digges (c.1546 - 24 August 1595) was an English mathematician and astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Digges

Carl Wilhelm Wirtz (24 August 1876, Krefeld - 18 February 1939, Hamburg) was an astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Wilhelm_Wirtz

Marc Aaronson (24 August 1950 - 30 April 1987) was an American astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Aaronson

Cornelis Johannes van Houten (1920 - 24 August 2002) was a Dutch astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelis_Johannes_van_Houten

Sophie Brahe (24 August 1556 - 1643), was a Danish horticulturalist and student of astronomy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Brahe



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American superhero action film Darkman was released on August 24, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkman



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NGC 326 was discovered by German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 24th August 1865.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389978/ngc-326/

NGC 752 was rediscovered by William Herschel on the 24th August 1783.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t12920657/ngc-752/

NGC 789 was discovered by German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 24th August 1865.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389967/ngc-789/

NGC 6794 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 24th August 1834. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389961/ngc-6794/

NGC 6795 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 24th August 1827. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389957/ngc-6795/

NGC 6805 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 24th August 1834. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389954/ngc-6805/

NGC 6958 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 24th August 1834. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58389952/ngc-6958/



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On August 24, 2011, a Type Ia supernova, SN 2011fe, was discovered in M101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAvtttqZ2Tg

On August 24, 2010, astronomers announced the discovery of up to seven planets orbiting a Sun-like star, HD 10180
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_10180#Planetary_system

On the 24th August 2016, the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of the exoplanet Proxima Centauri b
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri_b

The International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to a dwarf planet in 2006.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definition_of_planet

Asteroid (93) Minerva was discovered by J. C. Watson on August 24, 1867
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/93_Minerva

Asteroid (513) Centesima was discovered by Max Wolf on August 24, 1903 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/513_Centesima



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Meteorites

The Xi Ujimgin (L/LL6-an) meteorite fell in Nei Mongol, China, on the 24th August 1980.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44605841/xi-ujimgin-meteorite/



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