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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1942

David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)

Birth
1942

Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)

Event
1943

Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II

Event
1943

Gen-major Bradley flies to Algiers

Event
1944

Sheila Larkin, Bkln NY, actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer)

Birth
1944

Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80

Death
1944

Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)

Birth
1944

Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war

Event
1944

Barry Bostwick, San Mateo Ca, actor (Rocky Horror Show, Megaforce)

Birth
1945

Nazi occupiers begin state of siege

Event
1945

Manila freed from Japanese

Event
1945

Egypt and Syria declares war on nazi-Germany

Event
1945

Alain Prost, formula-1 racer (1985, 86 champ)

Birth
1945

Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament

Death
1946

Anthony Mayer, chief executive (Housing Corporation)

Birth
1946

Michael Radford, director (1984, White Mischief)

Birth
1946

Juan Peron elected President of Argentina

Event
1947

Rubert Holmes, Tenafly NJ, vocalist (Pi¤a Colada song)

Birth
1947

Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand and Deliver, Triumph)

Birth
1947

Lonnie Turner, bassist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)

Birth
1948

Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)

Birth
1948

Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia

Event
1948

Dennis "Minder" Waterman, London England, actor (Fair Exchange)

Birth
1948

Lord Melchett

Birth
1949

John Lever, cricketer (England lefty quick in 21 Tests 1976-81)

Birth