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Notable Historical Events for September 24th

1938Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

19342,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

1984Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

1493Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

1979Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

1988Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

1932NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

1789President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

1982Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

1993Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

September 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 24th

1898Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45), (d. 1968)

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)

September 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 24th

2005Actor Ashton Kutcher (34) weds actress Demi Moore (49) in Beverly Hills, California

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

September 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 24th

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

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

September 24th Deaths
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