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Notable Historical Events for August 24th

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

1912NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

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

2006After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

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

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

1936FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

1980Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic

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

1962Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

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Notable Birthdays on August 24th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

1970Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

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Notable Deaths on August 24th

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

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

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