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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1959

England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

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1960

David Guillory, jockey

Birth
1960

Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)

Birth
1960

Kris Monaghan, Spokane WA, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori)

Birth
1960

Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)

Birth
1960

Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, shortstop (Balt Orioles, game streak)

Birth
1960

-127øF (-88øC), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)

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1960

60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

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1961

Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)

Birth
1961

Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)

Birth
1961

Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms

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1961

Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)

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1961

Cal Ripkin Jr, all-star shortstop (Balt Orioles)

Birth
1962

Mary Ellen Weber, Cleveland Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 70)

Birth
1962

Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

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1962

Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74

Death
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1963

1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)

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1963

John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous)

Birth
1963

John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17'

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1964

Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut (STS-89)

Birth
1964

Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73

Death
1964

2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4

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1964

Pebbles, rock vocalist (Girlfriend)

Birth
1965

Casey Lambert, jockey

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