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Notable Historical Events for September 24th

199731st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1968NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

1919Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

1938Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

1989Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic

1985Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

1994National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1978Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic

1493Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

1929Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

September 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 24th

1896F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)

1936Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990)

1755John Marshall, Germantown Virginia, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)

1948Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse)

September 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 24th

1993Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton

1948American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

September 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 24th

1991Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

1541Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47

September 24th Deaths
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