WHAT HAPPENED ON JUNE 24th:

1916 - Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar ontract.
1936 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
1949 - "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1957 - "I Love Lucy," last airs on CBS-TV

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1895 - Jack Dempsey, "Manassa Mauler", heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26)
1933 - Actor John Wayne (26) weds Josephine Saenz (25) in Los Angeles
1934 - Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner
1983 - "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
2000 - "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2006 - "The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California
2010 - Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii

GOODBYE TO:

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

To find out more historical events, visit www.historyorb.com/day/june/24

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