Today in History, English
Today in History, English

96121August 24Birth1837 – Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
96122August 24Birth1845 – James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)
96123August 24Birth1851 – Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1924)
96124August 24Birth1860 – David Bowman, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 1916)
96125August 24Birth1863 – Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
96126August 24Birth1865 – Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
96127August 24Birth1872 – Max Beerbohm, English-Italian author and illustrator (d. 1956)
96128August 24Birth1880 – Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
96129August 24Birth1884 – Earl Derr Biggers, American author and playwright (d. 1933)
96130August 24Birth1887 – Harry Hooper, American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)
96131August 24Birth1888 – Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)
96132August 24Birth1890 – Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)
96133August 24Birth1890 – Jean Rhys, Dominican-English author (d. 1979)
96134August 24Birth1893 – Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
96135August 24Birth1895 – Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)
96136August 24Birth1897 – Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
96137August 24Birth1898 – Malcolm Cowley, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1989)
96138August 24Birth1899 – Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian-Swiss author, poet, and critic (d. 1986)
96139August 24Birth1899 – Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
96140August 24Birth1899 – Gaylord DuBois, American author and poet (d. 1993)
96141August 24Birth1901 – Preston Foster, American actor and singer (d. 1970)
96142August 24Birth1902 – Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)
96143August 24Birth1902 – Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)
96144August 24Birth1903 – Karl Hanke, Polish-German businessman and politician (d. 1945)
96145August 24Birth1904 – Mary Burchell, English activist and author (d. 1986)
96146August 24Birth1904 – Alice White, American actress and singer (d. 1983)
96147August 24Birth1905 – Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
96148August 24Birth1905 – Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean police officer and politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
96149August 24Birth1907 – Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)
96150August 24Birth1908 – Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)

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