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Notable Historical Events for March 24th

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

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

1958Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

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

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

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.

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1968Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

1991Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

March 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 24th

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

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

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

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

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

1976Peyton Manning, New Orleans Louisiana, American football player

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

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

March 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 24th

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

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

1950Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

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

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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