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This Day in History for June 24 – Roswell Report Released and More

53rd annual UFO Encounter in Roswell, New Mexico
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (More info)

1939 – Siam is first renamed Thailand (More info)

1948 – The Soviet Union begins a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces respond with what would eventually be known as the Berlin Airlift, flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year. (More info)

1957 – In Roth v. United States, the US Supreme Court rules obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment (More info)

1997 – The US Air Force releases The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies (More info)

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