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Notable Historical Events for January 24th

1076Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII

1679King Charles II disbands English parliament

2006After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

1948Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

1962Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1983Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

1961Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC

1722Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

41Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after his assassination by Praetorian Guards.

1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

January 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 24th

1925Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina, (d. 2013)

1862Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)

1943Sharon Tate, Dallas Texas, actress (Valley of the Dolls)

76Hadrian, Italica, Roman Emperor (117-138, builder of Hadrian's Wall)

January 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 24th

1981Singer Davy Jones (35) weds Anita Pollinger

1884Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts

1328King Edward III of England marries Philippa of Henegouwen (Hainault)

2004Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California

January 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 24th

1965Winston Churchill, PM of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55), dies at 90

41Caligula, [G C Germanicus], Roman emperor (37-41), assassinated at 28 by Praetorian Guards. Known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism.

1989Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42

1993Thurgood Marshall, 1st black supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

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