24th June

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1981 Moshe Dayan announces Israel has its own nuclear bomb Moshe Dayan announces that Israel has the capacity to manufacture its own nuclear bombs.
1968 Tony Hancock dies British comedian Tony Hancock dies
1948 Cold War - Berlin Blockade Start of the Berlin Blockade. The Soviet Union makes overland travel between the West and West Berlin impossible.
1916 Mary Pickford - million dollar contract Mary Pickford becomes first female film star to get a million dollar contract
1916 World War 1 - Somme Battle of the Somme begins with a week long artillery bombardment on the German Line.
1901 Pablo Picasso - First exhibition Nineteen year old Spanish artist Pablo Picasso exhibits in Paris to critical acclaim
1900 Boxer Rebellion - Embassies destroyed All european embassies except the British, French and German are destroyed by Boxers
1793 France - First Republic First republican constitution in France adopted
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