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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
June 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1987  Actor Jackie Gleason dies at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 71.
 
1975An Eastern Airlines jetliner crashes during landing at JFK International Airport in New York, killing 113 people.
 

1948
Josef Stalin
 Russian dictator Josef Stalin cuts off land and water access to West Germany.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1932Siam becomes a constitutional monarchy.
 
1922The American Professional Football Association changes its name to the National Football League.
 
1908Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th US president, dies in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 71.
 

1885
Woodrow Wilson
 Future US president Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1793France adopts its republican constitution.
 
1633Astronomer Galileo is released during the Inquisition.
 
1509Henry VIII becomes king of England.
 

Born today:

1967  Sherry Stringfield - actress

1967  Jeff Cease - guitarist (The Black Crowes)

1961  Curt Smith - bassist, singer (Tears For Fears)

1959  Andy McCluskey - singer (OMD)

1957  Terence 'Astro' Wilson - singer (UB40)

1950  Nancy Allen - actress

1949  John Illsley - bassist (Dire Straits)

1949  Phyllis George - sportscaster, Miss America (1971)

1947  Peter Weller - actor

1946  Ellison Onizuka - died aboard space shuttle Challenger's last flight

1945  Zombies: Best of the 60s (Disky Records)  


Colin Blunstone - singer (The Zombies)
(photo credit: Disky Records)
 

1944  Arthur Brown - singer, actor

1944  Jeff Beck - guitarist (Yardbirds)

1944  John Whitney - guitarist (Family)

1942  Michele Lee - actress

1942  Mick Fleetwood - drummer (Fleetwood Mac)

1935  Pete Hamill - writer

1933  Sam Jones - Basketball Hall of Famer

1931  Billy Casper - golfer

1919  Al Molinaro - actor

1916  John Ciardi - poet

1895  Jack Dempsey - world heavyweight boxing champ (1919-26)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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