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On this day: April 24

Published On: Apr 22 2013 04:13:17 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

OTD April 24 - Pope Benedict
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2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Benedict XVI. He resigned due to health issues on Feb. 28, 2013, becoming the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and is now pope emeritus of the Catholic Church.

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