THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/06

JUNE 24TH

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1314 – Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England

1664 – The colony of New Jersey is founded.

1901 – 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris

1932 – Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand

1967 – Zaire adopts constitution

2002 – The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African 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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1842 – Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil’s Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

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1848 – Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)

1895 – Jack Dempsey, “Manassa Mauler”, heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26)

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1947 – Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

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1965 – Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere, Nigerian Comedian popularly known as ALIBABAGCFR

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1982 – Kevin Nolan, English footballer

1986 – Solange Knowles, American singer

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1987 – Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

1987 – Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1894 – M F Sadi Carnot, president of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56

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

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1909 – Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)

1935 – Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

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1969 – Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)

2013 – Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 93

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