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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1854

Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer

Birth
1856

Felix Mottl, composer

Birth
1858

Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning

Event
1865

Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania

Birth
1869

Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron

Event
1872

Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)

Birth
1876

Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed

Event
1879

Rentaro Taki, composer

Birth
1880

Joshua L Cowen, inventor (electric train)

Birth
1880

Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat

Birth
1886

William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships

Birth
1888

Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies

Death
1889

Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet

Birth
1889

Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies

Death
1890

Franz Philipp, composer

Birth
1890

Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)

Birth
1891

Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera

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1891

Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer

Birth
1891

Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope)

Birth
1893

Tornado destroys coast of Savannah and Charleston, about 1000 die

Event
1894

Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)

Birth
1895

John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74

Death
1896

Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)

Birth
1898

Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)

Birth
1898

Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)

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