December 24  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  • 1524 - David F. Friedman (born December 24, 1923), an American filmmaker of (exploitation films).
  • 1524 - Ignatius of Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. Members of the order are called Jesuits.
  • 1524 - Joseph Cornell , (born December 24, 1903 – died December 29, 1972) was an American artist and sculptor,
  • 1524 - James Hadley Chase is a pseudonym for British author Rene Brabazon Raymond (December 24,1906 – February 6, 1985)
  • 1524 - Wolfgang Kayser (December 24 1906 in Berlin - January 23 1960 in Göttingen) was a German literary theorist best remembered for his Das Groteske. Seine Gestaltung in Dichtung und Malerei (Eng: The Grotesque in Art and Literature).
  • 1524 - Edwige Fenech (born December 24, 1948 as Edwige Sfenek in Bône, (now Annaba) in French Algeria is a French-born Italian actress and film producer.
  • 1524 - Ad Reinhardt (December 24, 1913–August 30, 1967) was a painter, writer, and pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. He was also a critic of abstract expressionism. He is perhaps best known for his near monochrome work Abstract Painting No. 5.
  • 1524 - Walter Abish (born December 24 1931) is a American author of experimental novels and short stories.

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