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Historical Events In August - 24

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

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

1944  Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris on this day in history.  

1945  Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12 on this day in history.  

1948  The birth of Jean Michel Jarre, French 'electronic music' musician on August - 24.  

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

1949  On August - 24 north Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect  

1950  Operation Magic Carpet-45,000 Yemenite Jews move to Israel on this day in history.  

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

1950  Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63 on August - 24.  

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  Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism on this day in history.  

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

1956  1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC on August - 24.  

1957  The birth of Stephen Fry, British writer and comedian on this day in history.  

1957  On August - 24 british soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea  

1957  Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

1958  On this day in history john G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65  

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 August - 24.  

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

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

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

1963  On this day in history john Pennel is first to pole-vault 17'  

1964  Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 24 birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on August - 24.  

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

1531  On this day in history 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 August - 24.  

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 August - 24.  

1313  Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies on August - 24.  

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  

1540  Death of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503) on August - 24.  

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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