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Notable Historical Events for January 24th

1962Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1679King Charles II disbands English parliament

1913Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

1076Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII

41Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.

1943Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death

1924Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

2006After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

January 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 24th

1943Sharon Tate, Dallas Texas, actress (Valley of the Dolls)

1862Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)

1925Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina, (d. 2013)

1941Neil Diamond, Brooklyn NY, singer/actor (Jazz Singer)

January 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 24th

1328King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen (Hainault)

1981Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger

2004Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California

1884Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts

January 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 24th

1989Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42

41Caligula, [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28 by Praetorian Guards. Known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism.

1993Thurgood Marshall, 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

1965Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90

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