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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1940

Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer

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1940

Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80

Death
1940

Tony Secunda, rock band manager

Birth
1941

Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)

Birth
1942

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands

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1942

Joe Chambers, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)

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1942

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator

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1942

Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1943

Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game

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1943

John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

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1943

Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies

Death
1943

Simone Weil, French philosopher (Le pesanteur et la grƒce), dies at 34

Death
1944

Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)

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1944

Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris

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1944

Gregory Bruce Jarvis, Detroit Mich, astronaut (STS 25)

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1945

Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)

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1945

Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)

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1945

Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy and strike out 12

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1946

Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)

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1949

Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)

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1949

Joe Regalbuto, Bkln NY, actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown)

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1949

Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer

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1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect

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1950

Edith Sampson named 1st black US delegate to UN

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1950

Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)

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