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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1872

John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)

Birth
1874

Honus Wagner, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

Birth
1874

Anselmo Clave, composer, dies at 49

Death
1876

Jean Poveigh, composer

Birth
1876

Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," premieres in Oslo

Event
1876

Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)

Birth
1876

Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67

Death
1877

Rudolf Ganz, composer

Birth
1879

Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)

Birth
1881

De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal

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1885

Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

Birth
1885

Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)

Birth
1885

Bert Lytell, NYC, actor (Henry-One Man's Family)

Birth
1885

Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)

Birth
1887

Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)

Birth
1888

Louisville, Ky becomes 1st govt in US to adopt Australian ballot

Event
1890

Marjorie Main, [Tomlinson], Action Ind, actress (Another Thin Man)

Birth
1890

Antonio Massana, composer

Birth
1891

French troops under capt Archinard occupy Di‚na West Sudan

Event
1894

Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)

Event
1895

Ignaz Lachner, composer, dies at 87

Death
1895

Cuban war for independence begins

Event
1896

Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27

Event
1898

Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer

Birth
1899

Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)

Birth