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On June the 24th
The US state of New York, declared the death penalty unconstitutional.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin, arrived in London on the first visit to Britain by a Russian leader in more than 100 years.
Spanish footballer, Luis Garcia, was born in Badalona.
Argentine footballer, Juan Roman Riquelme, was born in Buenos Aires.
An Eastern Air Lines passenger jet crashed at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York. 113 people died as a result of the crash.
Zanzibar was granted independence by the United Kingdom.
British musician, Mick Fleetwood, was born in Cornwall. He is best-known for his role as the drummer with the rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac.
American physicist, Martin Lewis Perl, was born in New York. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton.
Mary Pickford was the first female star to be awarded a million dollar film contract. She was one of the most influential actresses of the silent movies era.
The first ever public exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work opened.
The city of Kingston, Jamaica was founded.
The colony of New Jersey, USA, was founded by Swedish and Dutch settlers.
Eton College was founded by King by Henry VI. Known simply as Eton it is one of the oldest public schools of England and has a very large number of well-known alumni, including 18 former British Prime Ministers.
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