Today In History

February 24, 2017

Historical Events

1739 – Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1863 – Arizona Territory created
1933 – Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
2002 – 19th Winter Olympic Games close at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2013 – 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
2014 – 7 people are killed and 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam

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Famous Birthdays

1693 – James Quin, English actor (d. 1766)
1717 – Bernhard Hupfeld, composer
1885 – Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israeli Knesset (1949-59)
1924 – William Pillar, British admiral
1959 – Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
1978 – Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen

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Famous Deaths

1829 – Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
1907 – Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77
1987 – Jim Connors, American Legendary Radio personality, dies in a car crash at 46
1991 – Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
2006 – John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
2006 – Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)

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