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Historical Events In August - 24

Friday, 14 May 2021

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 this day in history gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris  

1945  On this day in history cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12  

1948  The birth of Jean Michel Jarre, French 'electronic music' musician on this day in history.  

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 August - 24 ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63  

1951  On August - 24 bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on  

1954  On this day in history communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism  

1954  International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China on this day in history.  

1954  Getulio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71 on August - 24.  

1956  On this day in history the first non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC  

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

1957  On August - 24 the birth of Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian  

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

1957  On this day in history albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71  

1958  Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open on August - 24.  

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

1959  On August - 24 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  England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil  

1960  -127°F (-88°C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record) on August - 24.  

1961  Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...) on August - 24.  

1962  On this day in history henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74  

1963  On August - 24 john Pennel is first to pole-vault 17'  

1964  On this day in history maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73  

1966  USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon on August - 24.  

1967  On August - 24 liberian flag designed  

1967  Mobs from China repeatedly attack British positions along 27km Hong Kong border and are driven off with tear gas on August - 24.  

1967  Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65 on August - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1113  On this day in history birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  

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

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  

1210  Floris IV, Count of Holland was born on August - 24.  

1358  On this day in history birth of king John I of Castile (d. 1390)  

1393  On August - 24 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  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  On August - 24 death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  

1103  Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.  

1217  On this day in history eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  

1313  On this day in history henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  

1371  On August - 24 death of eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

1542  Death of Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) on this day in history.  

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

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