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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

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

1948Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1992John Gotti begins life sentence in jail

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

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

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

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.

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

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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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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