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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1978

Kevin Porter, NJ, sets NBA record with 29 assists in a game

Event
1978

Louise Woodward, ELton England, nanny who killed Matthew Eappen

Birth
1979

War between North and South Yemen begins

Event
1979

Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas

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1980

"Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances

Event
1980

Joanne Carner Ladies wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

Event
1980

Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

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1980

USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal

Event
1981

Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak

Event
1981

Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

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1981

Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower

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1982

Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71

Death
1982

Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

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1982

24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins

Event
1983

Tennessee Williams, US playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 71

Death
1983

Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time

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1983

USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1983

Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90

Death
1984

Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59

Death
1984

Iraq resumes air attack on Iran

Event
1985

Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal

Event
1985

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson

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1985

Jim Kelly (Houston USFL) passes for pro football record 574 yds

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1985

Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King and I"

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1986

Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million

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