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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1950

Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews

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1950

Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63

Death
1950

1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson

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1951

Jimmy Farrar, Jacksonville Fl, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet)

Birth
1951

Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on

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1951

Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)

Birth
1954

Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism

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1954

Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party

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1954

International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China

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1954

Get£lio D Vargas, pres/dictator Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

Death
1954

William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante," premieres in London

Event
1955

Jeffrey Daniel, LA CA, rock vocalist (Shalamar)

Birth
1956

Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)

Birth
1956

1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC

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1957

Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71

Death
1957

British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea

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1958

Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

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1958

Steve Guttenberg, Bkln NY, actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit)

Birth
1958

John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65

Death
1958

Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28

Death
1958

Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Event
1958

Leo Blech, composer, dies at 87

Death
1959

Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)

Birth
1959

Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)

Birth
1959

Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)

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