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June 24th, 2007EventThe Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
June 24th, 2004EventIn New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.
June 24th, 2002EventThe Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
June 24th, 1995EventSouth 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, 1994EventA United States Air Force B-52 aircraft crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing all four members of its crew.
June 24th, 1993EventYale 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, 1985EventSTS-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, 1983EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-7: Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut, returns to earth.
June 24th, 1982EventBritish 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, 1981EventThe 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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