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Notable Historical Events for February 24th

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

1510Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice

1924Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

1998Elton John knighted

1208St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy

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

1966Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

201385th Academy Awards: "Argo," Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open

1981Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

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Notable Birthdays on February 24th

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

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

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 24th

1979NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 24th

1986Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

1815Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

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