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Notable Historical Events for January 24th

1969Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency

1986NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

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

2009Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

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

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

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

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

1961Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC

198643th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win

January 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 24th

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

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

76Hadrian, Italica, Roman Emperor (117-138, builder of Hadrian's Wall)

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

January 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 24th

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

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

1884Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts

January 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 24th

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

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

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

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

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