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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

1929President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

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

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

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

1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

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

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

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 24th Deaths
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