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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

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

1948Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

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

1979Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

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

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

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

1977IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on June 24th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 24th

1984Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

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

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