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BITS OF HISTORY

(FEBRUARY 24)

2002: For the first time in 74 years of the Oscars, two black film stars won the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress: Denzel Washington for "Training Day" and Halle Berry for "Monster's Ball".

2004: Earthquake hits Morocco kills at least 220 people.

2008: Raul Castro was named president of Cuba, ending his brother Fidel's 49-year rule but keeping the country on a communist path. 

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