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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1912

US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition govt

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1912

Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)

Birth
1912

NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe and victorious US olympians

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1913

Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)

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1914

German troops occupy Namur Belgium

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1914

Jerome Kern and Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC

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1914

Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops

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1915

Wynonie Harris, rocker

Birth
1915

Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)

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1916

Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian

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1916

Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman

Birth
1917

Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)

Birth
1918

Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players

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1918

Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)

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1918

Ray McIntire, chemical engineer

Birth
1919

"Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer

Birth
1919

Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning

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1919

Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer

Birth
1921

Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey and Greece

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1921

British airship R-38 crashes in Humber, 44 die

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1922

R‚ne L‚vesque, Quebec premier (1976-85)

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1922

1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)

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1923

Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)

Birth
1923

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

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1923

Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66

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