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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1925

Thermit explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY

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1926

Reginald Freeson, British MP

Birth
1926

Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51

Death
1927

John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC

Event
1927

David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician

Birth
1928

Al Lettieri, NYC, actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway)

Birth
1928

Michael Harrington, St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)

Birth
1928

Paul B Elvstrā€m, Denmark, yachter (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56, 60)

Birth
1929

Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer, dies at 75

Death
1929

Richard B Shull, Evanston Ill, actor (Diana, Holmes and Yoyo)

Birth
1929

David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland

Birth
1930

Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74

Death
1930

Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie OK, actress (Joe Dakota)

Birth
1931

Inge Bernstein, British judge

Birth
1931

Marta Marzotto, Italy, countess

Birth
1931

Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism

Birth
1931

Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1931

Brian Close, cricketer (played for England between 1949 and 1976)

Birth
1932

Michel Legrand, composer (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind)

Birth
1932

John Vernon, Canada, actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)

Birth
1932

Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)

Birth
1932

Andrew Jacobs Jr, (Rep-D-IN, 1965-73, 75- )

Birth
1932

Malcolm Campbell drives record speed (253.96 mph) at Daytona

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1933

Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin

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1933

League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria

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