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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

1977IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

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

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

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

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

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.

1947Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 24th

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on June 24th

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

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

1934Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

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.

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

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

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

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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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