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Notable Historical Events for June 24th

1956"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

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

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

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

1948Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1962Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament

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

1812Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 24th

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)

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

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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

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

1934Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

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

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

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

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

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

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