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Notable Historical Events for April 24th

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

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

1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

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

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

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

199631st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 24th

1942Barbra Streisand, Brooklyn New York, American singer/actress/award winner (People)

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

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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

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

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

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