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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1946

US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor nazi's" amnesty

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1946

Sharon Farrell, Sioux City Iowa, (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young and Restless)

Birth
1946

Judy Tyler, LA CA, playmate (Jan 1966)

Birth
1946

John Akkerman, Dutch guitarist/composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise)

Birth
1946

4th French republic established

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1948

1st US house completely sunheated is occupied (Dover Mass)

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1948

Greek govt disbands due to state of war, press censorship

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1949

Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer

Birth
1950

Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw)

Birth
1950

Libbi Larsen, composer

Birth
1950

Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28

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1951

United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN

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1951

Johnny Contardo, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)

Birth
1951

1st televised opera (Amahl and Night Visitor)

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1952

Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58

Death
1953

Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166

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1953

KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1953

KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1953

Ren‚ Coty elected pres of France

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1953

2 fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 (Czechoslovakia)

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1954

Johnny Ace, ballad singer, dies at 25 of Russian Roulette

Death
1954

Laos gains its independence

Event
1954

Council for the Children Protection forms in Neth

Event
1955

Clarence Gilyard Jr, Moses Lake Wash, actor (Chips, Duck Factory)

Birth
1955

Nana Bryant, actress (Mrs Nestor-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67

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