Army SGT Andrew R. Tobin, 24, of Jacksonville, Illinois. Died August 24, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy small-arms fire in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Kate Middleton took one of her favorites—her blue floral-print L.K. Bennett LWD (an oldie, but a goodie)—out for a spin, choosing to wear it during a visit to the national youth charity Youthscape. Seeing as how the dress was the main focal point of her look, the Duchess smartly styled her dress with pared-back neutral accessories.
On August 24, 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy exploded in a volcanic eruption. Tons of molten ash, pumice and sulfuric gas went miles into the atmosphere. In the 1800's, Archeologists were able to make casts of the bodies from the victims by filling the cavity with liquid plaster then carefully chipping away the lava, eventually to reveal a perfect cast of the body. Some people think these bodies are of "Petrified" humans, however they are NOT petrified.
War of 1812: On August 24, 1814: The British captured Washington, D.C., & set fire to the White House. The most famous fire in White House history was the result of hostilities with Great Britain, begun in 1812, culminating in the invasion of Washington on August 24, 1814.