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Historical Events Happened In October - 24

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1938  Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1939  Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance" on this day in history.  

1939  Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington Delaware) on this day in history.  

1939  The birth of F. Murray Abraham, american actor on this day in history.  

1940  40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938) on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball  

1940  On this day in history victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74  

1942  Start of second El Alamein battle, Egypt on this day in history.  

1942  2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry on this day in history.  

1942  Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies on this day in history.  

1943  Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting on this day in history.  

1944  In air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force on this day in history.  

1944  Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

1944  Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history united Nations are created  

1945  On this day in history united Nations Charter becomes effective  

1945  Charter of United Nations of force became on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide  

1946  On this day in history netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire  

1947  Series of forest fires burn $30 million of timber (New England States) on this day in history.  

1947  The birth of Kevin Kline, American actor on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)  

1948  On this day in history bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"  

1948  Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1949  Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1951  United Nations publishes its first postage stamps on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in NYC  

1952  On this day in history arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria  

1952  Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria on this day in history.  

1952  Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history kOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting  

1953  On this day in history ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74  

1954  Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history soviet troops invade Hungary  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0051  On this day in history birth of domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)  

1378  David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402) was born on this day in history.  

1607  On this day in history birth of john Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver  

1632  Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions) was born on this day in history.  

1675  On this day in history birth of richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)  

1710  Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773) was born on this day in history.  

1763  On this day in history birth of dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)  

1788  Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In October - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0996  On this day in history hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58  

1375  Death of King Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320) on this day in history.  

1521  Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies  

1572  On this day in history death of edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508)  

1579  On this day in history albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51  

1601  Tycho Brahe, astronomer, dies in Prague at 54 on this day in history.  

1649  Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89 on this day in history.