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Notable Historical Events for February 24th

201385th Academy Awards: "Argo," Daniel Day-Lewis & Jennifer Lawrence win

1989Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

1998Elton John knighted

200880th Academy Awards - "No Country for Old Men," Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win

1711Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

1997Deng Xiaoping, leader of China, cremated (died Feb 19th)

1868House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson

3031st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open

2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

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Notable Birthdays on February 24th

1956Eddie Murray, Los Angeles California, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleve Indians)

1950George Thorogood, Wilmington, Delaware, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone)

1885Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

1874Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

1955Steve Jobs, San Francisco, California, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple (d. 2011)

1786Wilhelm Karl Grimm, Hanau Germany, story teller (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

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Notable Weddings on February 24th

1979NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

2007Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

1886Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.

1992Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

1999Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

1989Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

1662English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

1985NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

February 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 24th

1815Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

1990Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

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