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Historical Events In August - 24

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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  Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1918  On August - 24 sgt. Samuel Forsyth, NZ Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at Grevillers, France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1918  On August - 24 ray McIntire, chemical engineer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1921  On this day in history sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1922  1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  On this day in history paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  On August - 24 helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)  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  Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62) on August - 24.  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  France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  On this day in history amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the U.S. nonstop, completing a 19-hour flight from Los Angeles to Newark, NJ.  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  1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1937  On this day in history republican offensive near Belchite Spain  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  On August - 24 germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact  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  W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1940  Luftwaffe bombs London on this day in history.  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  On August - 24 sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands  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  On this day in history birth of geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1198  On this day in history birth of king Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1358  King John I of Castile (d. 1390) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1393  On this day in history birth of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1420  Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  Ercole Bottrigari, composer was born on August - 24.  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 this day in history 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 this day in history 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 August - 24.  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  Death of Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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