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Notable Historical Events for November 24th

1982Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

1922Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

1947John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

1991Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

2005Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

1974Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1965Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

1957Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1800Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

201340th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

November 24th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 24th

1938Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

1978Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey's Anatomy)

1946Ted Bundy, Burlington Vermont, serial murderer

1968Todd Beamer, Flint Michigan, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93

1784Zachary Taylor, Barboursville Virginia, 12th President (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

1955Ian Botham, Heswall Cheshire, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)

1868Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

1896Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

November 24th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 24th

1984MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

1979Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

November 24th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 24th

1963Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

1807Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

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