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Notable Historical Events for April 24th

1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1987Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC

1961JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

1969Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1992George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

1995Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

1951Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on April 24th

1934Shirley MacLaine, Richmond Va, actress/mystic (Irma la Douce)

1982Kelly Clarkson, Fort Worth, Texas, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol

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Notable Weddings on April 24th

1558Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

1988Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

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Notable Deaths on April 24th

1942Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

2004Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)

1986Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], British King Edward VIII abdicated for her, dies at 89

1731Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

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