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|June 24th, 2007||Event||The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.|
|June 24th, 2004||Event||In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.|
|June 24th, 2002||Event||The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.|
|June 24th, 1995||Event||South Africa defeats New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The 1995 World cup is the first major sporting event in South Africa after Apartheid.|
|June 24th, 1994||Event||A United States Air Force B-52 aircraft crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing all four members of its crew.|
|June 24th, 1993||Event||Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber.|
|June 24th, 1985||Event||STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery completed its mission, best remembered for having Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.|
|June 24th, 1983||Event||Space Shuttle program: STS-7: Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut, returns to earth.|
|June 24th, 1982||Event||British Airways Flight 9, sometimes referred to as the Jakarta incident, flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.|
|June 24th, 1981||Event||The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world s longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years.|
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