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Historical Events In August - 24

Friday, 07 August 2020

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Sgt. Samuel Forsyth, NZ Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Grevillers, France on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On August - 24 chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Ray McIntire, chemical engineer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  On this day in history cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  On this day in history battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1922  1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On August - 24 louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On August - 24 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  A subway wreck occurs under Times Square in New York City on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  On August - 24 43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  On this day in history france & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  On August - 24 the first transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  On August - 24 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1936  Australian Antarctic Territory created on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  Republican offensive near Belchite Spain on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On this day in history england beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  On August - 24 germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-agression pact.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  On this day in history last man hanged in New South Wales axe murderer John Trevor Kelly.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  On August - 24 w H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  Last man hanged in New South Wales: axe murderer John Trevor Kelly on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  Luftwaffe bombs London on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1113  On August - 24 birth of geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1113  Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249) was born on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1210  On this day in history birth of floris IV, Count of Holland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1393  Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  On August - 24 birth of albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  On August - 24 birth of ercole Bottrigari, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0079  On this day in history death of pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1217  On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1313  On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1371  Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1542  On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  On this day in history death of gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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