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June 24

St. John’s Day

Midsummer Day

1692 In Jamaica the city of Kingston is established

1717 The Freemasons meet for the first time.

1880 O Canada is sung for the first time on St Jean Baptiste Day

1901 Pablo Picasso has his first art exhibition

1947 UFO’s are spotted over Rainier Mountain

1981 For Your Eyes Only the 12th in the James Bond film franchise premieres in London, England

1992 John Gotti starts his life sentence in United States Penitentiary, Marion

1995 The New Jersey Devils win Lord Stanley Cup sweeping the Detroit Red Wings

1997 WEEN release the album The Mollusk

2001 Edge pins Kurt Angle and becomes King of the Ring

2006 The film premier of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest starring Johnny Depp

Happy Birthday

1893 Roy O. Disney co-founder of the The Walt Disney Company

1944 Jeff Beck musician

1949 John IIIsley bass player in the band Dire Straits

1961 Bernie Nicholls former NHL hockey player played with the LA Kings

1966 Hope Sandoval singer the the band Mazzy Star

1967 Jeff Cease in the band Black Crows

1978 Layla WWE superstar

1980 Minka Kelly actress