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Notable Historical Events for April 24th

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

1907Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.

1994David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

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

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

199631st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain

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

1961JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1978Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

April 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 24th

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

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

April 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 24th

1558Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

1874Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms

April 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 24th

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

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

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

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

April 24th Deaths
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