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

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

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

1997Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run

1977IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

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

1992John Gotti begins life sentence in jail

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

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

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

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

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

1956"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

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

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

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

1948Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

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

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

June 24th Historical Events
Date Event
451
10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
843
Vikings destroy Nantes 
972
Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces; Mieszko I of Poland decisively defeated Odo I of Lusatia 
1128
Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa 
1298
Rindfleisch Persecutions - Jews of Ifhauben, Austria massacred 
1314
Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England 
1322
Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time 
1340
In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys 
1374
A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion. 
1396
Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna 
1397
Sultan Bajezid I releases captured crusaders for ransom 
1441
Eton College founded by Henry VI 
1472
Zoe Paleologa departs Rome for Moscow 
1497
John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England (believes he found Asia in Nova Scotia) 
1497
Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London. 
1522
Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army 
1522
Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas 
1527
Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions 
1529
Zurich & catholic kantons sign Peace of Kappel 
1535
Anabaptists Protestants conquered & disbanded 
1535
Hessische troops occupy Munster 
1540
English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court 
1572
5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged 
1597
Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java 
1610
Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund II's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia & Sweden 
1619
Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow 
1648
Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews & 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine 
1658
French fleet recaptures Duinkerk 
1662
Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day) 
1664
The colony of New Jersey is founded. 
1690
King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14] 
1692
Kingston, Jamaica, founded 
1717
1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London 
1731
Freemason 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 
1748
The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath. 
1778
David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia 
1793
1st republican constitution in France adopted 
1794
Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA 
1795
US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty 
1806
British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires 
1812
Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River 
1813
Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces 
1817
1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast 
1821
Battle of Carabobo; Bolívar defeats royalists outside Caracas 
1841
Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx 
1843
Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy 
1846
Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished 
1853
Gadsden 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 
1859
Battle 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. 
1861
Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries 
1861
Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from Union 
1863
Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac 
1866
Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage. 
1880
First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français. 
1881
200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico 
1882
NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty 
1884
John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention 
1885
British government of Salisbury forms 
1885
Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop 
1894
Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years 
1894
Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio. 
1897
Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas 
1898
American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba 
1900
Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge 
1901
1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris 
1901
Jewish National Fund starts 
1902
King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation. 
1903
Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist 
1909
15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood GC NJ 
1910
50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot 
1911
17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill 
1913
53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake 
1914
King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent 
1916
Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract. 
1917
Russian Black Sea fleet mutinies at Sebastopol 
1920
Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR 
1922
AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears 
1923
Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied 
1924
59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake 
1928
32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill 
1928
With declining business, the Great Gorge and International Railway begins using one-person crews on trolley operations in Canada. 
1930
1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC 
1930
Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium 
1931
USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty 
1932
Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand 
1936
Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4 
1936
Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs in Natl Youth Adm 
1938
500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 
1939
Pan Am's 1st US to England flight 
1940
France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II 
1941
Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated 
1941
Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas 
1942
US Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered 
1942
Africa Korps invades Egypt 
1943
Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg 
1945
Schermerhorn government forms 
1945
The Moscow Victory Parade takes place. 
1946
11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record) 
1946
Georges Bidault elected premier of France 
1947
29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit 
1947
Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold 
1947
Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career 
1947
Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament 
1948
Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey 
1948
Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade 
1949
"Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC) 
1949
A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog, arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands 
1949
Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board 
1950
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open 
1950
French government of Bidault resigns 
1950
NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple 
1951
Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations 
1953
KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1954
"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 perf 
1955
Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff) 
1956
"Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV 
1956
2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge 
1956
WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
"I Love Lucy" last airs on CBS-TV 
1957
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States. 
1960
Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's 
1961
"Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 perfs 
1961
Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby" 
1961
Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait 
1962
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament 
1962
Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history 
1963
1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London 
1963
Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government 
1963
Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain 
1964
FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages 
1964
In South Africa, the 90-Days Act commences, providing for any person to be detained, without trial, for 90 days; further, the person could be re-arrested under the same law for another 90 days 
1966
Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die 
1966
Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I 
1967
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus 
1967
Zaire adopts constitution 
1968
14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post 
1968
Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's 
1968
Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion 
1968
Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3 
1968
Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1968
Resurrection City in Wash DC closed permanently 
1970
"Catch 22" opens in movie theaters 
1970
Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs 
1970
Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4 
1970
US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 
1972
"Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6 
1972
Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force) 
1972
Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention 
1972
Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich 
1972
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry 
1973
Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8" 
1973
Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open 
1974
India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins 
1974
Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired 
1975
Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113 
1975
Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors) 
1976
1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany 
1976
A Principal's office in Hlengisi Primary, Nyanga, outside Cape Town, South Africa, is burnt down; part of the broader resistance against the oppressive new Bantu Education policy of Afrikaans as a teaching medium in their schools 
1977
IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976 
1977
Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) 
1979
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1979
Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base 
1980
Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million 
1982
Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat 
1982
Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16) 
1982
Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR) 
1982
US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office 
1983
7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB 
1983
Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters 
1984
Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265 
1984
Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
1985
18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth 
1985
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F 
1986
Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years 
1986
US Senate approves "tax reform" 
1986
In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence 
1987
CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold 
1987
Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consec win streak 
1988
Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves 
1988
Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak 
1989
Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases 
1990
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1991
NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute 
1992
Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43 
1992
Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball 
1992
Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel 
1992
John Gotti begins life sentence in jail 
1993
Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught 
1993
Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber. 
1994
1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting 
1994
Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning 
1995
Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games 
1995
South Africa's Springboks beat New Zealand's All Blacks 15-12 to win the Rugby Wold Cup in Johannesburg 
1997
Melissa Drexler, 18, charged with killing her baby during her prom 
1997
USAF reports Roswell 'space aliens' were dummies 
1997
Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run 
1997
Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses 
2001
47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb 
2002
The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history. 
2004
Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York 
2007
The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours. 
2009
Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal) 
2010
John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history. 
2012
Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt 
2012
Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time 
2013
The Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins to win the NHL Stanly Cup Finals 
2014
Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season 
2016
76ers Take LSU's Simmons With the No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft 
2016
Brexit vote - Leave ahead with 53.7 percent after first 10 counting areas: PA data 
2016
Oil prices dive as Britain votes to leave EU 
2016
Sterling plunges to 31-year low, biggest ever fall, as UK votes Brexit 
2016
Britain votes to leave European Union 
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