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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 24 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-hampshire-patriot-matthew-thornton-dies


Automotive
1966 : Senate passes landmark auto safety bill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-passes-landmark-auto-safety-bill


Civil War
1862 : Lincoln consults Winfield Scott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-consults-winfield-scott


Cold War
1948 : Soviets blockade West Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-blockade-west-berlin


Crime
1993 : Mail bomb injures Yale professor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mail-bomb-injures-yale-professor


Disaster
1975 : Eastern Flight 66 crashes at J.F.K.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eastern-flight-66-crashes-at-jfk


General Interest
1675 : King Philip's War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-philips-war-begins

1812 : Napoleon's Grande Armee invades Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleons-igrande-armeei-invades-russia

1901 : Picasso exhibited in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/picasso-exhibited-in-paris

1973 : Eamon de Valera resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eamon-de-valera-resigns


Hollywood
2005 : Tom Cruise raises eyebrows
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tom-cruise-raises-eyebrows


Literary
1935 : Pete Hamill is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pete-hamill-is-born


Music
1997 : Disney pulls album on release day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/disney-pulls-album-on-release-day


Old West
1864 : Colorado Governor orders Indians to Sand Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colorado-governor-orders-indians-to-sand-creek


Presidential
1885 : Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-marries-ellen-axson-in-savannah-georgia

1953 : Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jacqueline-bouvier-and-senator-john-f-kennedy-announce-engagement


Sports
1995 : Mandela cheers on South African rugby team
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mandela-cheers-on-south-african-rugby-team


Vietnam War
1970 : Senate repeals Tonkin Gulf Resolution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-repeals-tonkin-gulf-resolution

1973 : Martin becomes the U.S. ambassador in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martin-becomes-the-us-ambassador-in-saigon


World War I
1915 : First operational flight of new German fighter plane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-operational-flight-of-new-german-fighter-plane


World War II
1945 : Russians enjoy a victory parade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-enjoy-a-victory-parade
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