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Notable Historical Events for April 24th

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

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

1961JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

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

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

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

1992George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

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

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

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

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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

1988Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

1558Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

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Notable Deaths on April 24th

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

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

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

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