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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1916  On this day in history 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  On August - 24 chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)  

1918  On this day in history ray McIntire, chemical engineer  

1919  Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning on August - 24.  

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

1921  Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece on August - 24.  

1921  Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver on August - 24.  

1922  On this day in history 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)  

1923  Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) on August - 24.  

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

1927  On this day in history roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist  

1928  A subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City on this day in history.  

1929  43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62) on August - 24.  

1931  On this day in history france & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty  

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

1932  On August - 24 the first transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart  

1932  1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart on August - 24.  

1936  On this day in history australian Antarctic Territory created  

1937  Republican offensive near Belchite Spain on August - 24.  

1938  On August - 24 england beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval  

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 this day in history.  

1939  W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history last man hanged in New South Wales: axe murderer John Trevor Kelly.  

1940  On this day in history luftwaffe bombs London  

1940  Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  On August - 24 birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on this day in history.  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on August - 24.  

1393  On this day in history birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  

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

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  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

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

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

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

1572  Death of Gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  

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