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Notable Historical Events for April 24th

199126th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1992George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

1969Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

199631st Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain

1978Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game

1987Howard Stern holds a free speech rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza NYC

1994David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

1951Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

April 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 24th

1942Barbra Streisand, Brooklyn New York, American singer/actress/award winner (People)

1982Kelly Clarkson, Fort Worth, Texas, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol

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Notable Weddings on April 24th

1558Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

1874Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms

April 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 24th

1731Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

1942Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

2004Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)

1986Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], British King Edward VIII abdicated for her, dies at 89

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