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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

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

1936Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

1992Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43

1956"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

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

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

1748The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath.

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 24th

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 24th

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

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

1934Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

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

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

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

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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