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 This day in History - October 24
362 Historic Events for October 24
1939

Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)

Event
1939

Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

Event
1939

Uri Sharvit, composer

Birth
1940

David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)

Birth
1940

Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball

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1940

Hitler meets Marshal P‚tain

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1940

40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)

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1940

F Murray Abraham, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man)

Birth
1940

Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74

Death
1940

Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants

Event
1941

Frank AM Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders)

Birth
1941

S ndor Rem‚nyik, [V‚gv ri], Hungarian poet (Campfire), dies at 51

Death
1942

2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry

Event
1942

Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies

Death
1943

Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)

Birth
1943

Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting

Event
1944

Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54

Death
1944

Ted Templeman, rocker

Birth
1944

US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte

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1944

US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

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1944

US air raid on Jap battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks

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1944

Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners

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1945

Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide

Death
1945

UN charter comes into effect

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1945

Charter of United Nations of force became

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