Historical Events for 24th March 2021

1877 – English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers beat Oxford University, 2–1 (a.e.t.); Wanderers’ 4th title
1878 – British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
1899 – 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard 1897 winner Manifesto wins by 4 lengths from Ford Of Fyne
1941 – German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
1967 – University of Michigan holds 1st “Teach-in” after bombing of North Vietnam
1980 – ABC’s nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed “Nightline”
1985 – Third straight WTA Tour Championship for tennis legend Martina Navratilova; beats Helena Suková 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1989 – Worst US oil spill, Exxon’s Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
2006 – Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate
2019 – Investigation headed by Special Council Robert S. Mueller finds no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 election

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