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 This day in History - June 24
382 Historic Events for June 24
1949

"Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)

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1949

A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog arrested in Scheveningen Neth

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1949

Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board

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1949

John Illsley, Leicester England, rock bassist (Dire Straits)

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1950

Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)

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1950

Nancy Allen, NYC, actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill)

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1950

French government-Bidault resigns

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1950

L‚on J P M Frissen, Dutch MP (CDA)

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1950

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open

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1950

NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs and a triple

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1950

Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)

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1951

Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations

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1951

Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)

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1951

Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)

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1952

Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84

Death
1953

KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1954

"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 perf

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1955

Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)

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1955

Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)

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1956

2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge

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1956

"Steve Allen Show," returns on NBC-TV

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1956

WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1957

Astro, [Terrence Wilson], England, rock vocalist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

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1957

"I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV

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1958

Victor M Gerena, NYC, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted)

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