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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1916  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 on this day in history.  

1916  Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)  

1918  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1918  On August - 24 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 this day in history 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)  

1923  Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) on this day in history.  

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

1923  Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66 on August - 24.  

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 August - 24.  

1928  A subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City on August - 24.  

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

1931  On August - 24 france & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty  

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

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

1936  On August - 24 australian Antarctic Territory created  

1937  On August - 24 republican offensive near Belchite Spain  

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

1939  Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact on August - 24.  

1939  On August - 24 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 August - 24.  

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

1940  On August - 24 luftwaffe bombs London  

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

1942  On this day in history sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  

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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 August - 24.  

1103  On August - 24 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 August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

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

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

1572  On August - 24 death of gaspard de Ch√Ętillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  

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