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Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24 - The Day in History

June 24 : General Interest
1997: U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell

On this day in 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier... read more

American Revolution
1803 : New Hampshire Patriot Matthew Thornton dies

1966 : Senate passes landmark auto safety bill

Civil War
1862 : Lincoln consults Winfield Scott

Cold War
1948 : Soviets blockade West Berlin

1993 : Mail bomb kills Yale professor

1975 : Eastern Flight 66 crashes at J.F.K.

General Interest
1675 : King Philip's War begins
1812 : Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia
1901 : Picasso exhibited in Paris
1973 : Eamon de Valera resigns

2005 : Tom Cruise raises eyebrows

1935 : Pete Hamill is born

1997 : Disney pulls album on release day

Old West
1864 : Colorado Governor orders Indians to Sand Creek

1885 : Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia
1953 : Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement

1995 : Mandela cheers on South African rugby team

Vietnam War
1970 : Senate repeals Tonkin Gulf Resolution
1973 : Martin becomes the U.S. ambassador in Saigon

World War I
1915 : First operational flight of new German fighter plane

World War II
1945 : Russians enjoy a victory parade


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