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Notable Historical Events for December 24th

1990Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

1893Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor

1943FDR appoints Gen Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces

1992US President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger for Iran-contra affair

1777Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

1799Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered

1935Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six

1990Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target

December 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 24th

1922Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

1973Stephenie Meyer, Hartford, Connecticut, Author (Twilight)

1971Ricky Martin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, singer (Menudo)/actor (General Hospital)

1822Matthew Arnold, Laleham, Middlesex, poet/critic (Dover Beach), (d. 1888)

December 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 24th

1949Linguist Noam Chomsky (21) weds Carol Doris Schatz (19)

1945Actress Mary Astor (39) weds Thomas Gordon Wheelock

1983Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison

1917Famous pilot Jimmy Doolittle (21) weds high school sweetheart Josephine E. Daniels

1971Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

1936Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey (23) weds archaeologist Louis Leakey (33) in England

December 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 24th

1980Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)

1997Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (Shogun), dies at 77

December 24th Deaths
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