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