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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1943  Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game on August - 24.  

1943  Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies on August - 24.  

1944  On August - 24 gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris  

1945  On August - 24 cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12  

1948  On August - 24 the birth of Jean Michel Jarre, French 'electronic music' musician  

1949  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established on August - 24.  

1949  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect on this day in history.  

1950  On August - 24 operation Magic Carpet-45,000 Yemenite Jews move to Israel  

1950  1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson on August - 24.  

1950  On this day in history ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63  

1951  On this day in history bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on  

1954  On August - 24 communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism  

1954  On this day in history international Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China  

1954  On this day in history getulio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71  

1956  The first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC on August - 24.  

1956  On this day in history 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

1957  The birth of Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian on August - 24.  

1957  On this day in history british soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea  

1957  Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71 on August - 24.  

1958  Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open on this day in history.  

1958  John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65 on August - 24.  

1959  On this day in history hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)  

1959  On this day in history england complete 5-0 series drubbing of India  

1960  On August - 24 -127 F (-88ø C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)  

1960  60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil on August - 24.  

1960  On this day in history -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)  

1961  Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...) on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 24 henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74  

1963  John Pennel is first to pole-vault 17' on this day in history.  

1964  On August - 24 maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73  

1966  On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon  

1967  Liberian flag designed on August - 24.  

1967  On this day in history mobs from China repeatedly attack British positions along 27km Hong Kong border and are driven off with tear gas.  

1967  On August - 24 amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65  

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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 this day in history.  

1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on this day in history.  

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

1358  On August - 24 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 August - 24.  

1531  On August - 24 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 this day in history.  

1103  On this day in history 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  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  On this day in history death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)  

1542  On August - 24 death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

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

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