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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

1799William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

1534Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France

1931Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

1958Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again

2005Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)

1847Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT

1567Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

1977Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

199449th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

1897Amelia Earhart, Atchison Kansas, American aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)

1802Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870)

1964Barry Bonds, Riverside California, left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP)

1969Jennifer Lopez, Bronx New York, actress and pop singer (Selena)

July 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 24th

1972Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

1980Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

July 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 24th

1862Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

1980Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54

July 24th Deaths
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