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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

1916Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1948Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

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

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

19011st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris

2009Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

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.

1977IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 24th

1934Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

2000"Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 24th

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

1984Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

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