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Notable Historical Events for January 24th

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

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

1982Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

198643th Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win

1927Director Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film, The Pleasure Garden, in England.

1679King Charles II disbands English parliament

1948Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

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

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

1950Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

January 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 24th

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

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

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

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

January 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 24th

1884Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts

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

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

1981Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger

January 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 24th

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

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

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

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

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