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Historical Events In August - 24

Thursday, 30 June 2022

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  On this day in history anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian  

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 August - 24 ray McIntire, chemical engineer  

1919  On August - 24 cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning  

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

1921  On August - 24 battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece  

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

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 August - 24 helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)  

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

1924  On this day in history louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1936  Australian Antarctic Territory created on this day in history.  

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 August - 24 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 this day in history.  

1940  Luftwaffe bombs London on this day in history.  

1940  On August - 24 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  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

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

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

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

1420  On this day in history birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  

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

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  On August - 24 magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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