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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1924

Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)

Birth
1924

[Irving] Lee Dorsey, New Orleans, vocalist (Working in the Coal Mines)

Birth
1924

Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC

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1924

Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)

Event
1924

1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands

Event
1924

School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma catches fire, 36 die

Event
1926

Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)

Birth
1927

Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 and took 5-36 v S Af

Event
1927

Mary Higgins Clark, suspense novelist

Birth
1927

Teresa Stich-Randall, US soprano (Vienna State Opera)

Birth
1928

George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC

Event
1929

Noel Da Costa, composer

Birth
1929

Mary Higgins Clark, Bronx NY, author (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch)

Birth
1930

F GarcĀ”a Lorca's "La Zapatera Prodigiosa," premieres in Madrid

Event
1930

Oskar Nedbal, composer, dies at 56

Death
1930

Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], US, dancer

Birth
1930

Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67

Death
1930

Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced

Event
1931

Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer

Birth
1931

Jill Bennett, Penang Malay, actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle)

Birth
1932

Colin Cowdrey, cricketer (in India England batsman, 1st to 100 Tests)

Birth
1932

[Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player

Birth
1932

Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60

Death
1932

Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile

Event
1933

Paris express train derails and kills 160, injures 300 (France)

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