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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 25 January 2021

1916  On August - 24 official inauguration of the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) The ACF coordinated the activities of the various State "patriotic funds" set up in 1914 to collect money to send comfort parcels to service personnel overseas  

1916  Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian on August - 24.  

1917  Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ) on this day in history.  

1918  Sgt. Samuel Forsyth, NZ Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Grevillers, France on August - 24.  

1918  Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2) on this day in history.  

1918  On August - 24 ray McIntire, chemical engineer  

1919  On this day in history cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning  

1919  On August - 24 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer  

1921  Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece on this day in history.  

1921  Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver on this day in history.  

1922  1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams) on August - 24.  

1923  On August - 24 paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)  

1923  On this day in history helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)  

1923  On August - 24 kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66  

1924  On August - 24 louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)  

1925  On August - 24 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)  

1927  Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist on this day in history.  

1928  On this day in history a subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City.  

1929  On this day in history 43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)  

1931  France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty on this day in history.  

1932  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the U.S. nonstop, completing a 19-hour flight from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ on August - 24.  

1932  On this day in history the first transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart  

1932  1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history australian Antarctic Territory created  

1937  Republican offensive near Belchite Spain on this day in history.  

1938  England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval on August - 24.  

1939  On this day in history germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact  

1939  Germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-agression pact on this day in history.  

1939  Last man hanged in New South Wales axe murderer John Trevor Kelly on August - 24.  

1939  On August - 24 w H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies  

1939  Last man hanged in New South Wales: axe murderer John Trevor Kelly on August - 24.  

1940  On August - 24 luftwaffe bombs London  

1940  Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 on August - 24.  

1942  On August - 24 sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On this day in history birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  On August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  On August - 24 birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  

1531  On August - 24 birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  On this day in history magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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