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Today (or Any Day) in History


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June 24

Today in History

1497: John Cabot and the Matthew sail into Maine

1675: King Philip's War begins (Swansee, Mass. is attacked by Indian raiders)

1692: Kingston, Jamaica founded

1812: Napoleon's Grande Armée invades Russia

1876: General Custer is defeated by Crazy Horse at the Little Bighorn

1901: Picasso first major exhibition opens in Paris

1961: Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

1973: Eamon de Valera, president of Ireland, resigns, at 90

1987: CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold

1990: First two female Anglican priests are ordained

Notable Births

1813: Henry Ward Beecher, Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (Independent)

1839: Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co

1895: Jack Dempsey (boxer: 'The Manassa Mauler': world heavyweight boxing champion [1919-1926]; NY restaurateur)

1912: Norman Cousins (journalist: Anatomy of an Illness)

1916: John Ciardi (poet: Homeward to America, Other Skies, Live Another Day, I Marry You, Lives of X)

1919: Al Molinaro (actor: Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, The Odd Couple, The Family Man)

1922: Manny Albam (composer: Drum Suite, La Vie en Rose, Afro- Dizzyac, Country Man; music educator: Eastman School of Music)

1923: Jack Carter (Chakrin) (comedian, host: The Jack Carter Show, Cavalcade of Stars, American Minstrels of 1949)

1930: Claude Chabrol (director: La Femme Infidele, The Cousins, Madame Bovary)

1931: Billy Casper (golf champion: Masters [1970], U.S. Open [1959, 1966]; PGA Player of the Year [1966, 1968, 1970])

1933: Sam Jones (Basketball Hall of Famer: Boston Celtics: 10 championship teams; NBA Silver Anniversary Team [1971]; coach: Federal City College, North Carolina A&T U.)

1935: Pete Hamill (journalist)

1935: Ron Kramer (football: Green Bay Packers tight end: Associated Press All-Pro [1962]; College Football Hall of Famer)

1942: Mick Fleetwood (musician: drums: group: Fleetwood Mac: Dreams, Don't Stop)

1942: Michele Lee (Dusick) (actress: Knots Landing, The Love Bug, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

1943: George Brown (actor: The Rookies; director: Alone in the Neon Jungle)

1945: George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )

1946: Lt. Col. Ellison S. Onizuka (astronaut: mission specialist aboard ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger)

1949: Phyllis George (sports announcer; Miss America [1971])

1950: Nancy Allen (actress: Carrie, Robocop, Blow Out, Dressed to Kill, I Wanna Hold Your Hand)

1952: Dave Lapham (football: Cincinnati Bengals guard: Super Bowl XVI)

1961: Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)

Notable Deaths

1803: Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at 88

1997: Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75 1997 Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75 1997 Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75



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