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Notable Historical Events for August 24th

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

192943rd US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (6-4 6-2)

1989Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

1682Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

1983Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

19321st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

192539th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2)

1972Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1940Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

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Notable Birthdays on August 24th

1960Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace Maryland, shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak)

1988Rupert Grint, Hertfordshire England, English actor (Harry Potter)

1965Marlee Matlin, Morton Grove Illinois, deaf actress (Children of Lesser God-Acad Award)

1952Mike Shanahan, Oak Park Illinois, American football coach (Denver Broncos)

1899Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

1759William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1933Yasser Arafat, Paris France, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)

1902Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

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Notable Weddings on August 24th

1987Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

1899Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

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Notable Deaths on August 24th

1967Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

1954Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

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