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 This day in History - September 24
399 Historic Events for September 24
1951

Terry Metcalf, Seattle, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto)

Birth
1951

Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75

Death
1951

USSR performs nuclear test

Event
1952

Joseph P Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)

Birth
1952

Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death

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1952

Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

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1953

Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1953

"Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway

Event
1953

Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68

Death
1954

Stephen Jones, art historian

Birth
1954

Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

Event
1954

Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning

Event
1955

"Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

Event
1955

Pres Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

Event
1955

Washington Senators lose their 99th and 100th games of season

Event
1956

1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)

Event
1956

Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1957

Bkln Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0

Event
1957

Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

Event
1958

1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia

Event
1958

Kevin Sorbo, actor (Hercules Legendary Journeys, Kull The Conquerer)

Birth
1960

Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55

Death
1960

Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies

Death
1960

USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches

Event
1960

International Development Assn (UN agency) comes into existence

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