On This Day: August 24th
This is 237th day of the year and 129 days remain in the year.
The North Atlantic Treaty went into effect.
Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling.
Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as the general secretary of the Communist Party after a failed coup attempt against him.
August 24 BirthdaysCal Ripken, Jr.baseball player, 1960-
Steve Guttenbergactor, producer
Jorge Luis Borgespoet and critic
Theodore Parkertheologian and social reformer
William Wilberforcepolitician and humanitarian