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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1918

Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86

Death
1920

Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Medea, Uncle Wanja)

Birth
1922

Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

Event
1922

German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925

Event
1923

Reed van Delft, [Hendrika M Schwartz], actress (Golden draagkoets)

Birth
1923

Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)

Birth
1923

Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship

Event
1924

Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

Event
1924

Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing

Event
1924

Jose Casanovas, composer

Birth
1924

Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)

Birth
1925

Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56

Death
1925

Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)

Birth
1925

Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)

Birth
1925

Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker

Birth
1926

Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)

Birth
1927

Renato de Grandis, composer

Birth
1928

Gabriel Laub, Polish writer

Birth
1928

Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)

Birth
1929

Ruby Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio

Event
1929

Belgium princess Marie-Jos‚ and Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

Event
1929

George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)

Birth
1929

James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)

Birth
1929

Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74

Death
1929

"Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%

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