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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

1731Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

192459th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

1540English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court

1992John Gotti begins life sentence in jail

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

1956"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

1853Gadsden Purchase 29,670-square-mile (76,800 square km) from Mexico (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million signed by President Franklin Pierce

1812Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River

1859Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

1968Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on June 24th

1895Jack Dempsey, "Manassa Mauler", heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26)

1947Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

1842Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1987Lionel Messi, Rosario Argentina, Argentine footballer (FC Barcelona)

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Notable Weddings on June 24th

2010Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii

1914MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington DC

188528th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

1924American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

1904Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

1934Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

1933Actor John Wayne (26) weds Josephine Saenz (25) in Los Angeles

1967NFL Footballer and later criminal OJ Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

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Notable Deaths on June 24th

1935Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

1908Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

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