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 This day in History - March 24
378 Historic Events for March 24
1937

L‚opold Courouble, Belgian writer (Pauline Flatbread), dies at 76

Death
1937

Erskine Sandiford, premier (Barbados, 1987-94)

Birth
1937

Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)

Birth
1937

Bill Tillman, basebal player

Birth
1937

Billy Stewart, US RandB singer (I Do Love You)

Birth
1937

Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)

Event
1937

National Gallery of Art established by Congress

Event
1938

Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)

Birth
1940

Bob Mackie, Monterey Parks Calif, designer (Streisand, Cher)

Birth
1941

Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

Event
1941

German troops occupy El Agheila Libya

Event
1941

British troops defeat British Somalia

Event
1941

Richard Wright and Paul Green's "Native Son," premieres in NYC

Event
1941

LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship

Event
1943

H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)

Birth
1943

Jesus Alou, baseball outfielder (SF Giants)

Birth
1943

Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic-silver-1960, 64)

Birth
1944

In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians

Event
1944

Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)

Birth
1944

811 British bombers attack Berlin

Event
1944

76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)

Event
1944

Patti Labelle, singer (Phoenix, Tasty, Chameleon)

Birth
1945

J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies

Death
1945

US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa

Event
1945

Gen Eisenhower, Montgomery and Bradley discuss advance in Germany

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