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.