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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

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

1979Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

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

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

1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

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

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

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

1978Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

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

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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)

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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

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

July 24th Deaths
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