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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1908

Fran‡ois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80

Death
1909

Adam Popovich, composer

Birth
1909

Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)

Birth
1909

Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80

Death
1910

Mitchell Ayres, Milwaukee Wisc, orch leader (Hollywood Palace)

Birth
1910

Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, US, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)

Birth
1910

Betty Ann Davies, London England, actress (Tough Guy)

Birth
1910

Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain

Event
1911

Eric Briault, educationalist

Birth
1911

Malcolm MacEwen, writer

Birth
1912

Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards

Event
1913

Karl Michael Komma, composer

Birth
1914

Guus Verstraete Sr, [August de Graef], Dutch actor/dir (Black Magic)

Birth
1914

German plane drops bombs on Dover England

Event
1914

Dorothy Hyson, actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go)

Birth
1920

Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)

Birth
1920

Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)

Event
1921

Gerard Victory, composer

Birth
1921

Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)

Birth
1921

Gerard Thomas Victory, composer

Birth
1922

London Coloseum opens

Event
1922

BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"

Event
1922

Ava Gardner, Grabtown NC, actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

Birth
1923

Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader

Birth
1924

Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 and 0-28)

Birth