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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

1942Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

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

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

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

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

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

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

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

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

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

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

July 24th Deaths
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