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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

1824Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson

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

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

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

1967Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

1905Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

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

1969Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal

1929President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

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

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

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

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

July 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 24th

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

1972Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

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

1974James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

July 24th Deaths
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