Thursday 24 August 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
5th Ave Girl, directed by Gregory La Cava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Jean-Claude Lehmann: French physicist, a founding member of the Academy of Technology, serving as its President from 2003 to 2004.
- Germany and the USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
- As details of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact become public, Neville Chamberlain recalls the Parliament of the United Kingdom several weeks early. In a burst of legislation, a War Powers Act is approved and HMG order the Royal Navy to be put on a war footing, all leaves to be cancelled, and the Naval and coast defense reserves to be called up, especially radar and anti-aircraft units. In addition, the last British and French private citizens in Germany are ordered home by their respective
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