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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

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

1992Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

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

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

1979Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

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

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

1956Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

1961Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

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

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)

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

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

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

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

July 24th Deaths
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