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Notable Historical Events for November 24th

1982Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

1655English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

1974Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

201340th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

1957Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1947John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

2005Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

1922Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

1960Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

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Notable Birthdays on November 24th

1938Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

1978Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey's Anatomy)

1896Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1955Ian Botham, Heswall Cheshire, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)

1968Todd Beamer, Flint Michigan, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93

1784Zachary Taylor, Barboursville Virginia, 12th President (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

1868Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

1946Ted Bundy, Burlington Vermont, serial murderer

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Notable Weddings on November 24th

1984MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

1979Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

November 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 24th

1963Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

1807Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

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