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Notable Historical Events for August 24th

1989Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

1972Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1831John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1936FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists

192539th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (3-6 6-0 6-2)

192943rd US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (6-4 6-2)

1984Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

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Notable Birthdays on August 24th

1899Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

1759William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1933Yasser Arafat, Paris France, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)

1960Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace Maryland, shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak)

1952Mike Shanahan, Oak Park Illinois, American football coach (Denver Broncos)

1965Marlee Matlin, Morton Grove Illinois, deaf actress (Children of Lesser God-Acad Award)

1988Rupert Grint, Hertfordshire England, English actor (Harry Potter)

1902Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

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Notable Weddings on August 24th

1970Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

1987Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

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Notable Deaths on August 24th

1954Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

1967Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

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