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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

2005Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)

1931Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

1978Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

1965Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

1847Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT

1979Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR

1758George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess

1567Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

1534Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France

1799William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

1802Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870)

1964Barry Bonds, Riverside California, left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 7X MVP)

1897Amelia Earhart, Atchison Kansas, American aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)

1969Jennifer Lopez, Bronx New York, actress and pop singer (Selena)

July 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 24th

1980Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

1972Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

July 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 24th

1974James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

1980Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54

July 24th Deaths
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