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Notable Historical Events for March 24th

1989Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973

1968Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

19871st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

199769th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win

1955Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

2006Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

200274th Academy Awards - "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win

1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

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Notable Birthdays on March 24th

1976Peyton Manning, New Orleans Louisiana, American football player

1902Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1855Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

1874Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist

1909Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)

1912Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1947Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)

1951Pat Bradley, Westford Massachusetts, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)

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Notable Weddings on March 24th

1984"Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

1896Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

2013Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

1950Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

March 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 24th

1603Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

1976Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire

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