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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1966

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1966

Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

Event
1966

Billy Zane, actor (Orlando, Memphis Belle, Millions, Titanic)

Birth
1966

Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1967

Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60

Death
1968

"Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 perfs

Event
1968

Discovery of 1st pulsar announced

Event
1968

Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games

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1968

US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam

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1968

Jocelyn Bell discovers 1st pulsar

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1968

1st pulsar discovered (CP 1919 by Jocelyn Burnell at Cambridge)

Event
1968

John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)

Birth
1968

Kendall Cross, Hardin MT, 125« lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-g-92, 96)

Birth
1968

Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)

Birth
1969

Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61

Death
1969

Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby

Event
1970

Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records

Event
1970

Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chic White Sox)

Birth
1970

Jonathan Ward, Balt Md, actor (Doug-Charles in Charge, Beans Baxter)

Birth
1970

Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1970

29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)

Event
1970

Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73

Death
1970

KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1971

Algeria nationalizes French oil companies

Event
1971

Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

Birth