This Day in History :: 24 October
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24 October 1984 : Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
24 October 1982 : 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
24 October 1980 : Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
24 October 1980 : John Lennon releases " (Just Like) Starting Over" in the UK
24 October 1980 : Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
24 October 1979 : Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
24 October 1979 : Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
24 October 1978 : Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
24 October 1978 : NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs. New York Islanders
24 October 1976 : 1st Jewish film and TV festival
24 October 1976 : 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
24 October 1975 : Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
24 October 1974 : Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
24 October 1973 : Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
24 October 1973 : John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone









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