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 This day in History - February 24
426 Historic Events for February 24
1986

Voyager 2, 1st Uranus flyby

Event
1987

Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

Event
1987

LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point

Event
1987

29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins

Event
1988

Matti Nykanen becomes winter olympics 1st triple gold medalist

Event
1988

South African apartheid regime bans the UDF

Event
1988

Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody

Event
1988

Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96

Death
1989

Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"

Event
1989

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1989

150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found

Event
1989

Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley

Event
1989

Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Event
1989

US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die

Event
1990

Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61

Death
1990

Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45

Death
1990

Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

Death
1990

Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93

Death
1990

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open

Event
1991

"Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 perfs

Event
1991

End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft

Event
1991

US and allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops

Event
1991

Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68

Death
1991

George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71

Death
1991

Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74

Death