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June 24th

1812 Napoleon's army entered Russia.
1901 Pablo Picasso's artwork was given its first exhibition, in Paris.
1948 Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people of the divided German city.
1975 An Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 en route from New Orleans crashed at New York's Kennedy International airport, killing 114 people.
1986 Actress Raquel Welch won a $10.8 million verdict against MGM, which she claimed ruined her career by firing her from the 1980 movie Cannery Row.
1987 Comedian/actor Jackie Gleason died at the age of 71.
1991 On the eve of the 41st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the U.S. and North Korea agreed on returning the remains of missing soldiers; 11 sets of remains were shipped.
1992 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that health warnings on cigarette packs don't necessarily exempt tobacco companies from false advertising lawsuits if they continue to tell consumers that smoking is safe.
1993 Kurdish militants, seeking to call attention to their nine-year struggle to form an independent Kurdish state, attacked Turkish diplomatic missions and businesses in more than two-dozen European cities.
2002 U.S. President George W. Bush said publicly for the first time that the United States wouldn't support a Palestinian state so long as Yasser Arafat was in command.
2003 Author Leon Uris, who wrote Exodus, the story of the struggle to establish and defend the state of Israel, and other famous novels, died at age 78.
2004 More than 100 people died in a series of apparently well-coordinated insurgency attacks on five cities in Iraq.
2005 The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported the nation's second confirmed case of mad cow disease.
2006 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a White House request to send another 1,500 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to protect against illegal immigration. The state earlier had agreed to send 1,000 troops to the border.
2007 The former aide to the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein known as Chemical Ali was sentenced to be executed for crimes against humanity. Ali Hassan al-Majid earned his nickname for the poisonous gas and chemicals used against Kurds.
2007 At least 200 people killed by gale-force winds and rain in the coastal city of Karachi in southern Pakistan.
2008 A survivor of a Philippines ferry that capsized in a typhoon told authorities the captain's order to abandon ship came too late to help many of the 849 passengers and crew. Philippines officials said 57 passengers were found alive in the three days following the storm.
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