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Historical Events In August - 24

Monday, 19 April 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  On August - 24 dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)  

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

1918  Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2) on August - 24.  

1918  On this day in history ray McIntire, chemical engineer  

1919  Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning on this day in history.  

1919  "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece  

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

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

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

1923  Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady) on August - 24.  

1923  On this day in history kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66  

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

1925  39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62) on this day in history.  

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

1928  On August - 24 a subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1932  The first transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart on August - 24.  

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

1936  On August - 24 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1939  W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies on August - 24.  

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

1940  Luftwaffe bombs London on August - 24.  

1940  On this day in history paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80  

1942  Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands on August - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy was born on August - 24.  

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  

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  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  

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 August - 24.  

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on this day in history.  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on this day in history.  

1217  Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle on August - 24.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

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

1540  On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on August - 24.  

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

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