Today in history

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On June 24 in …

1509 — Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned king and queen of England.

1717 -– The Premier Grand Lodge of England (now called the United Grand Lodge) is founded in London as the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world.

1844 — Charles Goodyear is granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.

1916 –- Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

1964 — The Federal Trade Commission announces that, starting in 1965, cigarette manufacturers will be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.


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