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Notable Historical Events for October 24th

1911Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

1980John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK

1931Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

1933Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

1988NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

1926Harry Houdini's last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

1882Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

1911Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

1981Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

1939Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

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Notable Birthdays on October 24th

1932Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)

1904Moss Hart, Bronx NY, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1)

51Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

1903Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent

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Notable Weddings on October 24th

1969"Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

1976Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

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Notable Deaths on October 24th

2005Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92

1601Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

1972Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

1852Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70

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