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AUGUST 24

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1827 The Mechanics Gazette, America's First Labor Newspaper, Is Published Labor Journalism Historic Firsts The History Channel
1875 England's Matthew Webb Is First swimmer to Cross the English Channel (21h 45m) British Sports Figures Swimming Historic Firsts The New York Times
1932 Amelia Earhart First Woman to Fly Nonstop Across U.S. (LA-Newark, 19 hrs) Amelia Earhart Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times
1950 Edith Sampson First African American Appointed to United Nations Delegation The United Nations Edith Sampson Truman Library African-American History Historic Firsts Truman Library
1963 John Pennel of Northeast Louisiana State College Is First to Pole Vault 17' Outdoors Louisiana Sports Figures Track and Field Historic Firsts The New York Times

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