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Notable Historical Events for July 24th

1992Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)

199449th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1967Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'

1941FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1961Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader

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

1942Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

1978Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games

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

1977Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881

July 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 24th

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

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

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

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

July 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 24th

1972Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill

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

July 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 24th

1862Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

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

July 24th Deaths
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