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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1902

Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British

Event
1903

US signs agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay Cuba

Event
1905

Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed

Event
1905

E Boyland, biochemist

Birth
1905

Guillaume Landre, composer

Birth
1906

Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)

Birth
1907

Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77

Death
1908

Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66

Death
1909

August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)

Birth
1909

Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster

Birth
1909

Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)

Birth
1909

Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist

Birth
1910

Lord Hazlerigg

Birth
1911

Konrad Lechner, composer

Birth
1912

Julius Kowalski, composer

Birth
1913

Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist

Birth
1914

Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks," premieres in NYC

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1914

Zachary Scott, Austin Tx, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce)

Birth
1914

David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator

Birth
1915

Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist

Birth
1916

Gene Mitchell, museum director

Birth
1917

German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram)

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1917

Russian revolution breaks out (3/8 NS)

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1917

Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000

Event
1917

William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)

Birth