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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1924

Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante and Teicher-Exodus)

Birth
1925

39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)

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1927

William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)

Birth
1927

Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist

Birth
1929

Turkey and Persia signs friendship treaty

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1929

43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)

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1929

Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem

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1929

William Winfield, rocker (Harptones)

Birth
1931

France and USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

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1932

Richard Graham Meale, composer

Birth
1932

1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

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1934

Roger Donald Dickerson, composer

Birth
1934

Kenny Baker, actor (R2D2-Star Wars)

Birth
1936

Australian Antarctic Territory created

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1936

FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists and communists

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1936

William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )

Birth
1937

Republican offensive near Belchite Spain

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1938

David Freiberg, Boston MA, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger)

Birth
1938

Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)

Birth
1938

Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

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1938

England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs at The Oval

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1939

Germany and USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact

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1939

W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies

Death
1940

Luftwaffe bombs London

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1940

Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits and 1 run

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