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Notable Historical Events for October 24th

1882Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

1982Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

1979Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

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

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.

1940Hitler meets Marshal Pétain

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

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

1933Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 24th

51Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

1947Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 24th

1976Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

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

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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

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

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

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