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 This day in History - August 24
363 Historic Events for August 24
1979

UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps

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1979

NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new

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1979

Cars play concert in NY Central Park

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1980

Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic

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1980

Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch

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1981

American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel

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1981

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder

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1982

Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for S Africa), dies

Death
1982

KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record

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1983

Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

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1983

Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64

Death
1983

Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD

Death
1984

Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

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1985

Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78

Death
1985

STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather

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1986

Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

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1987

Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes

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1987

Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77

Death
1988

Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49

Death
1988

Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69

Death
1989

British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain

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1989

Voyager 2 flies past Neptune

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1989

Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

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1990

Iraqi troops surround US and other embassies in Kuwait City

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1990

3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia

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