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September 24
On This Day: September 24

Jim Henson
Born: September 24, 1936
Died: May 16, 1990
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: Greenville, MS, United States
Occupation: Puppeteer

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223 years ago
George Washington signs the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States.
http://www.biography.com/people/george-washington-9524786 >>

122 years ago
The Mormon Church, founded by Joseph Smith, officially renounces polygamy.
http://www.biography.com/people/joseph-smith-9486970 >>

16 years ago
President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
http://www.biography.com/people/bill-clinton-9251236 >>

16 years ago
Stephen King releases two books at once: the first, Desperation, in his own name; and the second, The Regulators, under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
http://www.biography.com/people/stephen-king-9365136 >>

Born On This Day
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born: September 24, 1896
Died: December 21, 1940
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, United States
Occupation: Author
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Phil Hartman
Born: September 24, 1948
Died: May 28, 1998

Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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Linda McCartney
Born: September 24, 1941
Died: April 17, 1998
Age: 56 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Photographer
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Died On This Day
Dr. Seuss
Died: September 24, 1991
Age: 87 years old
Place: La Jolla, CA, United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Author
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Peter Carl Fabergé
Died: September 24, 1920
Age: 74 years old
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Occupation: Artist
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Françoise Sagan
Died: September 24, 2004
Age: 69 years old
Place: Honfleur, France
Occupation: Author
Best Known For >>

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Check out this gallery of some of the world’s favorite puppeteers, including Frank Oz, Paul Reubens and Jeff Dunham.
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