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On This Day: May 24

1864 - (Civil War) Second Day of the Battle of North Anna, Virginia

On the second day of fighting at Hanover Junction, Virginia, Union troops crossed the North Anna River but were turned back. The 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 36th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated in this battle.

1912 - Actor and Director Joseph Anthony Born

On this date Joseph Deuster (Joseph Anthony) was born in Milwaukee. He directed All In A Night's Work (1961), Tomorrow (1972), The Career (1959), and The Matchmaker (1958). He also appeared as an actor in Shadow of a Thin Man (1941), as well as other films. He appeared on The Untouchables in 1959 as well. [Source: Internet Movie Database]

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