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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1918

Estonia declares independence from Russia

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1919

Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

Birth
1919

Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41

Death
1919

Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist

Birth
1920

Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)

Birth
1920

NSDAP begins at Hofbrauhaus Munich

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1920

Peace treaty gives Estonia independence

Event
1921

Abe Vigoda, NYC, actor (Barney Miller, Fish)

Birth
1921

1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida

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1921

Douglass Watson, Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)

Birth
1921

Ingvar Lidholm, composer

Birth
1921

Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer

Birth
1922

Alfred Espinas, French sociologist (Soci‚tes Animales), dies at 77

Death
1922

Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies

Death
1922

Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)

Birth
1922

Richard Hamilton, painter

Birth
1922

Steven Hill, Seattle WA, actor (Goddess, Raw Deal, Yentl, Law and Order)

Birth
1923

Flying Scotsman goes into service

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1923

Mass arrests in US of mafia

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1924

Greek parliament proclaims republic

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1924

Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)

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1924

Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

Event
1924

Edmond Picard, Fren/Belg writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87

Death
1924

Lionel Dakers, director (Royal School of Church Music)

Birth
1924

William Pillar, British admiral

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