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Notable Historical Events for March 24th

1991Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

200274th Academy Awards - "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win

1947John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

1955Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

2006Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

1603Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.

19871st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1958Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

March 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 24th

1951Pat Bradley, Westford Massachusetts, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open)

1912Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1874Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist

1902Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1947Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad)

1855Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

1976Peyton Manning, New Orleans Louisiana, American football player

1909Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)

March 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 24th

1896Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

2013Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

1984"Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)

1950Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

March 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 24th

1603Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

1976Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire

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