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Notable Historical Events for February 24th

1996Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

199941st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

1989Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

1952Betty MacKinnon & Sam Snead wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

1711Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

1924Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

1966Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

3031st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian

1998Elton John knighted

1997Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)

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Notable Birthdays on February 24th

1955Steve Jobs, San Francisco, California, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple (d. 2011)

1956Eddie Murray, Los Angeles California, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians)

1950George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)

1874Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

1786Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

1885Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

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Notable Weddings on February 24th

1989Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

1886Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

2007Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

1992Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

1999Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

1979NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

1662English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

1985NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

February 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 24th

1815Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

1990Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

February 24th Deaths
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