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June 24th History

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June 24th In Pop Culture History

1374 - An early morning, sudden outbreak of 'St. John's Dance' caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion.

159 - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England.

1873 - Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) received a patent (#140,245) for a self-pasting Scrapbook.

1916 - Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).

1938 - Pieces of a meteor, estimated to have weighed 450 metric tons when it hit the Earth's atmosphere and exploded, landed near Chicora, in western Pennsylvania. A cow was reportedly injured.

1947 - Kenneth Arnold reported seeing the Mount Rainier UFO

1948 - Veteran Pilots Clartence Chiles and Charles Whitted, in Alabama, saw a cigashaped vehicle, with windows, flying beside them.

1949 - The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, aired on NBC, starring William Boyd.

1957 - Jack Parr became the host on The Tonight Show on NBC,

1989 #1 Hit June 24, 1989 - June 30, 1989: Richard Marx - Satisfied

June 24, 1995 (fiction) Peter Pettigrew killed Cedric Doggory, Harry Potter

1997 - US Air Force officials released a 231-page report dismissing all of the claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.

2000 #1 Hit June 24, 2000 - July 14, 2000: Enrique Iglesias - Be With You

2004 - In New York, capital punishment was declared unconstitutional.

2008 - Wipeout premiered on ABC.

June 24, 2010 - The Apple iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 were released.

June 24, 2016 - Adventures in Babysitting aired on The Disney Channel

June 24th
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Now You Know...

Jeff Beck (1944)
George Pataki (1945)
Mick Fleetwood (1942)
Solange Knowles (1986)
Never miss a good chance to be quiet.


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