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Notable Historical Events for September 24th

1953Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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

1493Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

1982Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

2007Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

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

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

September 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 24th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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